How To Apply

Seats still available at Memphis and Lambuth Campuses

UofM will accept applications to the Fall 2018 MSW Program in Memphis and Jackson, TN as long as seats remain available. Fall 2018 applications are still being accepted until seats are full. Students can still apply for Fall 2018.


Use the electronic admission applications to apply to Graduate School, file for readmission or to change your current degree program or student level. (Application fees for initial admission are $35 application fee for domestic students and $60 for international students) Click here to complete the Graduate School Application.

STEP 2: Take the GRE or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing test 

You may take the GRE exam or the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Writing Test. Note, only the writing sub-test is required if you choose the Praxis exam. Schedule to take the exam of your choice, and have the results sent to Graduate Admissions. 

Locally, you may schedule either of these exams at

The University of Memphis
Prometric Center
111C Brister Hall
Phone: 901-678-1457
Or Online at


Have your scores sent to

Graduate Admissions
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38152


Request that your official transcripts from all other colleges and/or universities you have attended be sent to

Graduate Admissions
The University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology Building, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38152


Complete and submit your application to the MSW program online. You can find the application here.

If you want to view the application without submitting any information, you can view a sample application here.

Within the application, you will include the supplementary materials listed below.

-Current Resume. Include all paid and non-paid social work experience.
-Three Letters of Recommendation. You will provide reference information, and a social work recommendation form will be sent to each reference. The reference form may be submitted with or without a letter of recommendation.
-Professional Goal Statement. Answer the following questions (maximum 2 pages for each question):

-Choose and describe a current social problem. How can social workers address this problem? What are the ethical considerations that must be kept in mind in addressing this issue? (2 pages)

-What significant life experiences or circumstances have influenced the development of your interest in social work? What are your social work related career goals? If you have trained or worked in another field, why are you considering changing your career? (2 pages)

How to Apply

Advanced Standing & Full Time seats still available!

Priority for Regular Fall and Summer Advanced Standing Admission Deadline: March 1st
Regular Fall Start and Summer Advanced Standing Deadline: April 15th Update: Applications will be accepted until seats are full. 
Regular Spring Start Deadline: October 15th
Graduate Assistantships: March 1st