Apply to the WSU MSW Program

Welcome to the Master of Social Work Program at Winona State University. Thank you for your interest in applying to our program. 

Apply now to begin the Advanced Standing Program in May or the Regular Standing Program in August. 

  • We encourage all applicants to submit their application as soon as possible.
  • Admission decisions are made within 30 days of your application completion.
  • Available spaces are likely to fill quickly, so apply early.
  • Any application completed by January 16, 2022 will be considered for admission. After that, applications only will be accepted and reviewed if space remains available.

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How to Apply


Gain Admission to Winona State University Graduate Studies

Each applicant must first apply to WSU School of Graduate Studies.

Admission to the WSU School of Graduate Studies is necessary to be admitted to the WSU MSW Program, but it does not guarantee admission to the WSU MSW Program.


Meet WSU MSW Program Requirements for Admission

All applicants should have an overall GPA ≥ 3.0 in their undergraduate education that resulted (or will result) in a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants with a lower GPA may be admitted on a provisional basis.

If you are applying for “Advanced Standing” status, you must have a Bachelor’s degree with a Social Work major from a CSWE-accredited, and your GPA from Social Work courses must be 3.4 or greater.

Applicants with a lower GPA may be admitted on a provisional basis.


Apply to the WSU MSW Program

The new application system is now open. Begin your MSW application today!

We look forward to working with you.