MSW Application Information

MSW Application Criteria & Steps

Social Work applications will open on October 1. The MSW Program application cycle is Fall to Spring each year. Different applications are accepted each year. Watch this page for updated information on the current application cycle. Questions about which application is the correct application for you, contact Chris Babcock at cbabcock@ewu.edu or 509.359.6485.


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Degree Requirement

  • MSW Standard Program – Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • MSW Advanced Standing Program – Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work (BASW or BSW) from a CSWE accredited social work program, awarded no longer than seven years prior to the application date.
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GPA Requirement

  • MSW Standard Program – A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in an undergraduate program. Less than 3.0 GPA, requires a statement in the application process on readiness for graduate level work.
  • MSW Advanced Standing Program– the degree must be from a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program, awarded no longer than seven years prior to the application date with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. No exceptions.
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Complete the Graduate Admissions Application

The School of Social Work does not open applications for all MSW Programs each year. Only one application per applicant is considered at a time.


International Students

  • Review graduate application requirements before starting your application.
  • For support through the application process and throughout your EWU experience, contact EWU Global Student Services. The office provides connection for international students to the campus community, information, resources, navigating the campus, and support from application through to alumni status.

Important Dates

Check application open and close dates using the application cycle table below. Applications close at 9 PM (Pacific Time) on the dates listed.


Applications Being Accepted

Standard MSW Programs:

  • Social Work Cheney – MSW: for the full-time fully in-person graduate program based in the Cheney and Spokane area.
  • Social Work Spokane – MSW: for the part-time hybrid graduate program based in Spokane, Washington. Designed for students from Central and Eastern Washington, and northern Idaho.

Advanced Standing MSW Programs:

  • Social Work Cheney Advanced Standing – MSW: for the full-time fully in-person graduate program based in Cheney and Spokane area for those eligible for advanced standing.
  • Social Work Everett Advanced Standing – MSW: for the part-time hybrid graduate program based in Everett, WA. Designed for students from the Pacific Northwest counties and Island counties.

Application Instructions

Application Portal – Apply Here

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Application Announcements: Admit/Waitlist/Decline

  • Following the deadline date, applications are reviewed by faculty, and admissions decisions are made as admit, waitlist, or decline. Waitlist applicants may be brought into programs if space is available.
  • Timing of announcements. Applications are reviewed, and announcements are made within 30-45 days.
  • If denied admission, there is no appeals process, but you can reapply when we are accepting applications for the next cohort.

Important Things to Know

MSW Program Application Cycles

MSW Program
(FT=full-time; PT=part-time)
Applications
Open
Priority Admission
Deadline
Regular Admission
Deadline
Next Cohort Program Length
(Years)
Cheney FTOct. 1, 2024Feb. 15, 2025
9:00 PM (PT)
April 1, 2025
9:00 PM (PT)
Fall Quarter 20252
Everett PTOct. 1, 2025Feb. 15, 2026
9:00 PM (PT)
April 1, 2026
9:00 PM (PT)
Summer 20263
Spokane PTOct. 1, 2024Feb. 15, 2025April 1, 2025Summer 20253
Cheney FT – Advanced Standing
Oct. 1, 2024N/AJan. 30, 2025
9:00 PM (PT)
Summer 20251
Everett PT - Advanced Standing
Oct. 1, 2024N/AJan. 30, 2025Summer 20251.5
Spokane PT - Advanced StandingOct. 1, 2025N/AJan. 30, 2026
9:00 PM (PT)
Summer 20261.5