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All application requirements must be received by this deadline for consideration to join the cohorts beginning in 2021.
Our new MSW Advanced Standing students begin the Spring semester.
Our new MSW Regular Admissions students begin the Summer semester.
Professional Statement & Critical Response
Applicants will be assessed on their ability to write at the graduate level, to apply critical and creative thinking, and to apply an understanding of the profession to social problems. In addition, applicants’ personal statements will be assessed on the basis of suitability for the MSW program mission and focus on Advanced Generalist practice. Writing samples will be scored on the following criteria: clarity, content, critical and creative thinking, organization and structure, and graduate-level grammar and writing mechanics. See Professional Reflection (20KB)
Please upload a copy of your current resume.
NASW Code of Conduct
The SVSU Master of Social Work program graduates candidates must adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. As part of your application to the program, you will need to confirm you have fully read and agree to adhere to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Please review the Code of Ethics before completing your application.
In the application, you will need to identify your previous institutions attended. You will also need to contact those institutions and request official copies of your transcripts to be sent to Saginaw Valley State University.
All transcripts must be sent from university to university. For expedited processing, please select e-delivery and when possible send them to our Grad Admissions office: firstname.lastname@example.org
SVSU alumni do not need to request official transcripts as they will already be part of your student record.
Before you submit your application, you will be prompted to add recommendation providers. You will be asked to provide the contact information for each of your three (3) recommenders. Upon receiving this information, Graduate Admissions will email your recommendation providers with an online recommendation form that can be completed and submitted electronically.
Advanced Standing applicants must have one of the three recommendation providers familiar with his/her undergraduate field experience.
On or after October 12, 2020, please click here to access the online application.
If you are new to SVSU or haven't applied since 2018, please complete the option to create your account.
If you have recently applied to SVSU (since August 2018), please log in as an existing user. If you don't remember your login credentials, select Forgot Username/Password to continue. Please note that your application credentials are not tied to the SVSU system and would remain the unique username/password used in your previous application.
Applications must be submitted by the November 28, 2020 deadline. All outstanding supplemental documents must be received by the December 12, 2020 deadline for applications to be reviewed for admission.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Graduate Admissions at (989) 964.6096 or email email@example.com.
The online application for the 2021 Class will open on October 12, 2020.
Application forms must be submitted by November 28, 2020.
All outstanding supplemental documents (uploads, transcripts, and recommendations) must be received by December 12, 2020, in order to be reviewed for admission.
Admission notifications will be provided to applicants on or before February 1, 2021. SVSU will send these notifications to the applicant's email address used to submit the application.
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