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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Admission & Financial Aid

Whether you are an MSW applicant or a PhD applicant, we'll do all we can to guide you through the application process.

Admission to GSSW is competitive; the students who make up our diverse community are selected from hundreds of applicants each year.

MSW and PhD Application Information

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 two academic certificate programs, the opportunity to take courses at other units on the DU campus and several interdisciplinary dual degrees.

Learn more about the application process for the Denver Campus MSW program.

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. 

Learn more about the application process for the Four Corners MSW program.

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. 

Learn more about the application process for the Western Colorado MSW program.

online msw program

The Online MSW program makes GSSW’s top-ranked graduate education accessible to students almost anywhere in the country. All coursework is completed online, and internships are completed in your home community. Our CSWE-accredited traditional online MSW program prepares students to advocate for for individuals, families, and communities through a concentration in Mental Health and Trauma.

 To learn more about Denver’s online MSW program, click here.

PhD program

GSSW's PhD Program is one of the oldest in the nation. The GSSW Office of Admission must receive your completed application by Jan. 15, 2019 for you to be considered for entrance into the program in fall quarter 2019. After this date, we will accept applications until our class is full. Learn more about the PhD program application process.

We welcome your interest in GSSW and invite you to learn more about us. Please contact our Office of Admission and Financial Aid with any questions you may have about social work, GSSW, or our academic programs, admission procedures or financial aid.