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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

MSW Admission

Before beginning your application to our Master of Social Work (MSW) program, be sure you meet all of our MSW admission criteria. Then, from the list below, select the program that interests you for a description of our admission procedures.

GSSW accepts and processes MSW applications on a rolling basis until classes are full.

Want to make sure the application process goes smoothly? Check our tips for applying and additional admission information for international students.

MSW Program Options

denver campus MSW Program

Most GSSW students earn their MSW degrees through our Denver Campus MSW program, which offers a choice of eight concentrations and a wide variety of educational options including three academic certificate programs, the opportunity to take courses at other units on the DU campus and several interdisciplinary dual degree options. 

To receive priority consideration for financial aid, applicants to our Denver Campus MSW program must submit their completed applications by Jan. 15, 2015. However, we are still accepting applications for 2015 entry and will continue to do so until our class is full.

four corners MSW program

The Four Corners MSW Program is designed to increase the availability of social work resources and services in the area where the borders of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah meet. Our office and classrooms are located in Durango, Colorado, so Four Corners residents can earn an MSW degree from the University of Denver in, or near, their home communities.The program offers a weekend schedule of Friday afternoon and Saturday classes to accommodate the needs of working adults.

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015, or until the class is full, for the next cohort of advanced standing students who will begin the program this summer. Admission priority is given to residents of the Four Corners area.

western colorado MSW program

The Western Colorado MSW Program is designed to increase the availability of social work resources and services in rural and mountain communities located in western Colorado, including Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Pitkin, Mesa, Montrose and Summit Counties. Our offices and classrooms are located in Glenwood Springs, so Western Colorado residents can earn an MSW degree from the University of Denver in, or near, their home communities.The program offers a weekend schedule of Friday afternoon and Saturday classes to accommodate the needs of working adults.

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2015, or until the class is full, for the next cohort of two-year students who will begin the program in September, 2015. Admission priority is given to residents of the Western Colorado area.