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Admission Overview and Timeline

The MSW admissions process is designed to ensure that the Jane Addams College of Social Work has a talented and diverse student body committed to promoting social, economic, and racial justice. Applicants should submit applications according to the following schedule:

Options Application Period
1. Full-time (Domestic applications) October 1 to January 15
2. PM/Extended Study (Domestic applications) October 1 to January 15
3. Advanced Standing October 1 to January 15
4. Transfers From Other CSWE accredited MSW programs October 1 to January 15
5. International applications for all program options October 1 to January 15
6. MSW/MPH Joint Degree (See note below) October 1 to January 15

All application materials are submitted electronically though the UIC application website. Applications must be complete prior to the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants are required to monitor the status of their application through the online checklist and students have the responsibility to ensure their application is complete by the posted deadline.

During the application review process several factors are considered to determine if the applicant meets the admission requirements and has the potential to succeed as a social worker. These factors include but are not limited to commitment to the mission of the College, the ability to do graduate work, strong writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and relevant work/volunteer experience. All complete applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed and given consideration.

Note: Students applying to the MSW/MPH joint degree click here for more information and application instructions.