Become a Social Work Professional

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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Prospective Students

A rigorous interdisciplinary program that includes Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling.

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Current Students

Find info regarding The field, Handbook, Calendar of Events, and Advising


To apply for the full-time MSW program:

  1. Create account and provide  information. Application + fee differ for International Students.
  2. Pay $45.00 fee and exit application. Re-enter application to submit remaining materials. 
  3. Submit current resume that includes educational background and professional experience.
  4. Submit two-part essay that includes autobiographical statement (2-3 pages) and 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