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School of Social Work Admission

The 91女神 School of Social Work is glad that you're considering us for your studies in the field of social work. 91女神 offers a wide variety of programs in social work and related fields, including applied behavior analysis, criminology and criminal justice and gerontology. For a complete listing of these offerings, visit our Academics page.

Undergraduate Admission 

For information about applying to 91女神 as a first-time freshman or transfer student, visit the 91女神 Office of Admission.  

For more information about undergraduate financial aid and scholarships, visit the 91女神 Office of Student Financial Services

Graduate Admission 

Degrees in the 91女神 School of Social Work are designed to empower students progress through the programs on a full-time or part-time basis. As the saying goes, 鈥淎 journey of a thousand miles, begins with one step.鈥 Our admissions team is available to help you throughout the application and admissions process. Contact us at socialwork@slu.edu.

Graduate Application Deadlines and Decision Timeline

  • August 1: For fall consideration
  • December 1: For spring consideration
  • March 1: For graduate assistantship and fellowship considerations
  • June 1: For scholarship consideration

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an admission decision within two to three weeks of submitting their application. If your application is deemed incomplete, it will delay the release of an admission decision until all required application components are received. The Admissions Committee will only review and release a decision on complete applications.

Transcripts

Applicants may upload unofficial copies of transcripts for application review; however, we strongly encourage applicants to initially submit official transcripts if possible.

  • We need transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended.
  • Transcripts must indicate successful degree completion from an accredited institution.
    • If you have not yet completed your degree at the time of application, in-progress transcripts are acceptable.
  • Admitted candidates are required to provide final official transcripts. Official transcripts must be submitted to register for coursework at 91女神.
    • Official transcripts are released directly from your institution to 91女神. Electronic delivery of official transcripts is preferred. Send electronic transcripts to socialwork@slu.edu.
    • Official transcripts must have the applicant鈥檚 name, institution name, transcript key, dates of attendance, grades for each course and the date the degree was conferred.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

The 91女神 School of Social Work recognizes that cost can be a concern when choosing to continue your education, and has identified the following financial aid resources to assist you:

Graduate Scholarships 

Beginning in 2023, 100% of new School of Social Work graduate students will receive scholarship support thanks to our generous alumni and benefactors. You may also qualify for federal graduate student loans and apply for assistantship and fellowship opportunities. Plus, incoming students receive one semester of paid practicum experience while fulfilling course requirements. Please note that the terms of the scholarship are subject to change if a student petitions for a degree transfer or fails to remain in good academic standing. 

Fellowships

The Doerr Fellowship for Equity and Inclusion is a two-year full-tuition fellowship funded by the School of Social Work for new and continuing students. This fellowship requires recipients to serve as members of the School of Social Work's Equity and Inclusion Committee. Recipients will also be expected to actively participate in the Doerr Center's diversity, equity and inclusion activities throughout the year. This fellowship does not include a stipend or health insurance, nor does it cover any fees.

Eligibility Requirement: Awarded to newly accepted master鈥檚 enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the School of Social Work. 

Graduate Assistantships

Full Graduate Assistants work 20 hours a week and receive tuition remission for one academic year, as well as a monthly stipend and the option for health insurance coverage. Graduate assistants provide assistance with research/scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and other professional or departmental activities.

Eligibility Requirement: Awarded to newly accepted master鈥檚 or returning students enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the School of Social Work 
 
Partial Graduate Interns work either 8 or 16 hours a week and receive $5,000 or $10,000 respectively in tuition remittance for the academic year. Graduate interns provide assistance with research/scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and other professional or departmental activities.

Eligibility Requirement: Awarded to newly accepted master鈥檚 or returning students enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the School of Social Work 
 
All Graduate Assistantships/Internships are 9 to 12 month positions beginning in the summer, fall or spring of each academic year.  Individuals can only be awarded a Full Graduate Assistantship for one academic year. Internships can be awarded for up to two consecutive years.

For more information about graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships and financial aid, please visit 91女神鈥檚 Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, Assistantships and Awards website.