|Online Application Form||Apply Now|
|Degree and Minimum GPA||Applicants should hold a master of social work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) with a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0. A 3.5 GPA is strongly encouraged.|
|Transcripts||Transcripts from all previous degree granting institutions and all graduate work|
|Official GRE Score||No GRE is required|
|Personal Résumé||Employment history (resume or vita)
|Letters of Recommendation||Two reference letters with cover letter attached for each reference. Please exclude personal, pastoral, and relative references. If you graduated within the past 5 years, at least one reference must be academic.|
|Personal statement|| The personal statement (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font) should include the following: |
Your personal statement serves as a writing sample and should demonstrate critical thinking, graduate level writing, and be formatted in APA style, including a title page and reference section, as appropriate (not included in the 5-page limit).
|Additional Requirements||Students should have sufficient information technology skills to be successful in an online doctoral program.|
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International students applying to the online DSW program need to meet certain additional requirements. International students are not eligible for an I-20 for F-1 status or DS-2019 for J-1 students status based on enrollment in the online DSW program.
The University of Kentucky’s online DSW program accepts up to 9 transfer credits with program director review and approval.
When to Apply
You can Apply to the online DSW program at UK once application opens for the next start date! There is 1 start date per year, occurring in the Summer term.
Contact Admissions at (833) 358-1721 to learn more.