How to Apply

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How to Apply

Our admission team is ready to guide you through the application process. Whether you’re interested in meeting us in-person or virtually, we’ll find a way to connect with you, answer your questions and support you through the process.

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Dates and Deadlines

Application TypeDeadlineNotification DateFinancial Aid Deadline
M.S.W. Five College Circle of ScholarsNovember 30December 21November 30
M.S.W. Non-Binding Early Decision*January 5February 6January 5
Ph.D. ApplicantsFebruary 1All complete applications will receive a decision on or before March 30. March 1
M.S.W. International ApplicantsFebruary 15On or before March 30 
M.S.W. Regular Decision**February 21On or before March 30March 1

*Early Decision applicants receive preference of the geographical location for the internship assigned and in financial aid awarded. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early unless they are somewhat flexible in geography and can move to assigned internship locations. Special requests for submitting an application after the deadline can be directed to Admission packets will include your decision, the geography of your internship and financial aid award (if applicable). This offer must be accepted or declined within two weeks (typically by February 20) of receipt and cannot be deferred to the regular decision pool.

**Regular decision applicants must submit all materials by February 21 and will be notified on a rolling basis by the end of March. Admission packets will include your decision and financial aid award (if applicable). This offer must be accepted or declined within two weeks of receipt.

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