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How to Apply

Getting Started

Congratulations! You’ve done your research, considered your options and decided to move forward with the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work.

As an online student with UK, you will find a distinctive, welcoming and vibrant community that prepares you for the next chapter in your career—and your life.

To get your application started, follow the instructions at the links below and submit your application before the application deadline for your semester of choice.

You can expect to receive a decision from our admissions department 2 to 3 weeks after you apply.

Review Program-Specific Requirements

Required application materials vary depending on whether you are applying to the online BASW, MSW or DSW program. Your application requirements may also be different if you are seeking advanced standing, entering with previous college credit, or transferring from another institution. Review the application requirements for the program you are interested in and don’t hesitate to call 833-358-1721 to speak with an admissions counselor.

Visit our MSW Admissions Page.

Visit our DSW Admissions Page.

Visit our BASW Admissions Page.

Ready to Apply?

BASW Apply*

*Students must be admitted to the University of Kentucky and enrolled as a Social Work major prior to submitting this application.

Request more information or a consultation

You’re likely to have questions as you make your decision about pursuing an online degree. From program information to application process details, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.