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How to Apply

Applying to the UMKC School of Social Work consists of a two-part application process.

1.  UMKC General Graduate Application

All prospective graduate students must submit an online application to the School of Graduate Studies. A $35 application fee may apply.

Learn more about Graduate Student Admissions Requirements

2.  School of Social Work Application

The UMKC School of Social Work application is detailed. 

Currently you will have to fill out our Pen and Paper Application:

Pen and Paper Application

Our application requires narrative statements covering the Social Work professional ethics and the applicants readiness for graduate study.

It also requires references. Our specific reference form is below:

Reference Form

These may be uploaded as Microsoft Word Documents or PDF files to the General Graduate Application.

Also, you can attend one of our informational sessions and pick up all of these forms in person.

The School of Social Work does not have any additional application fees.

ATTENTION: UMKC is moving to a full online application process for all graduate programs. 

If there are problems please contact our department: 816-235-1025.

You will not be accepted to UMKC until the School of Social Work accepts you. 

Be sure to submit both applications at the same time.

Application Deadlines

Advanced Standing (BSW applicants only)

Summer Semester Deadline: February 1st

Spring Semester Deadline: October 1st

Standard/ Traditional Program

Fall Semester Deadline: March 1st