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Our Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of career opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.).


To apply for the full-time MSW program:

  1. Create an account and provide information. Application + fee differs for International Students.
  2. Pay $45.00 fee and exit application. Re-enter application to submit remaining materials. 
  3. Submit a current resume that includes educational background and professional experience.
  4. Submit a two-part essay that includes an autobiographical statement (2-3 pages) and a critical analysis of a clinical or policy issue (2 pages). More details available here.
  5. Provide name and email address of three professional references. References will be contacted via email to submit an electronic recommendation.
  6. Send all official university transcripts. If requesting an electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to UVU transcripts are already on file and do not need to be requested.     

    Application opens August 15 and closes on October 15

Why choose UVU?

The Utah Valley University mission is to prepare students for success in work and life through excellent and engaged teaching and scholarship. UVU prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. The UVU MSW program emphasizes clinical competence and ethical practice. This program prepares graduates for gainful employment and community service as Social Workers.

Across a broad range of clinical employment settings, social workers seek to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, and families.  The UVU Master of Social Work program emphasizes professional competence and stewardship within the local community.  The training of Master of Social Work students champions inclusion and diversity through self-awareness and respect toward all people. 

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  • Will the Master of Social Work Program meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more.