MSSW Application Checklist

Send ALL application materials to Graduate Admissions (preferred) or by mail to

Graduate Admissions

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

An application is not complete until Graduate Admissions receives:

Admission materials can be sent all at once to Graduate Admissions or one at a time as they are completed. Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee only when complete, after which there is typically a 6-8 week turnaround time for an admissions decision. Please Note: the Admissions Committee reserves the right to interview any applicant at their discretion. All materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline for your preferred Curriculum Plan.

MSSW Program Deadlines

January 30th Special Circumstances Deadline

  • ALL applicants who want a practicum in Fall 2015 that is not already on the Kent School’s practicum agency roster. This is especially common for applicants outside Kentucky.
  • 30-Hour Advanced Standing with Specializations
  • 74-Hour MSSW-CFT applicants

February 28th Earlybird Deadline

  • 30-hour Advanced Standing with intended Summer start

May 30th Traditional Deadline

Exceptions to Deadlines

  • Applications after January 30th for 30-hour Advanced Standing Specializations and 74-hour MSSW-CFT will be considered only if space in a specialization allows AND if an appropriate practicum site is readily available.
  • Applications submitted after May 30thwill be considered on a case by case basis if space allows and only if the applicant is willing to choose a curriculum plan that delays practicum until the following year (Plans C-F for 60-hr, and plans EE/FF for 30-hr; 30-hr students must also be working at a social service agency in order to execute the year-long research project).

**A note to MSSW Online Applicants: Due to the limited space available and the competitiveness of the 100% online programs, it is advisable to complete applications in a timely manner before the May 30th deadline. Online programs may fill prior to the May 30th deadline.