Admissions FAQs


How much is tuition for the online Master of Social Work (MSW)?

You can find the tuition cost on the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Can I apply if I do not have a bachelor's in social work?

Yes. We accept applicants from multiple academic backgrounds. However, students applying for Advanced Standing are required to have a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.

I do not have the required minimum GPA. Can I still apply?


I have a bachelor's in social work and significant relevant experience. Will I still have to complete the year-one foundational courses?

If you hold a BSW from a CSWE-accredited program and maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), we will consider you for Advanced Standing. If admitted as Advanced Standing, you will enter the program in the second year.

Is there a part-time option available for the online MSW?

Yes. Students may opt to take courses on a part-time basis of one course per term rather than the standard two. The typical workload for a part-time course schedule is 15-20 hours per week.

Can I alternate between full- and part-time course loads throughout my time in the program?

Yes, online MSW students may choose the scheduling option that best suits their individual work and life demands during each term in which they are enrolled in the program.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available; currently 78 percent of our on-ground students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about available options and find out if you qualify for assistance, please visit our Financial Aid page. You can also contact an Admissions Outreach Advisor to walk through any specific questions you may have at 866-545-9506.

Are there scholarships available?

Wurzweiler School of Social Work is pleased to offer a 10% degree completion scholarship for all new online students for the Online Master of Social Work.*

For more information, contact an Admissions Outreach Advisor or visit our tuition page.

Is an interview required for admission? If so, how is that conducted?

Interviews are determined by the Admissions Committee. If an interview is deemed appropriate, it can be conducted via phone or Skype.

What types of students and/or professionals typically apply for this program?

We admit students from various majors, backgrounds, and experience.

How do graduation proceedings work? Can I attend the on-campus commencement?

Yes. Online students are welcomed to participate in on-campus commencement activities.

Can I transfer credits from another university?

Yes. Students transferring from a CSWE-accredited MSW program can transfer a maximum of 12 credits and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. See the Admissions Requirements page for more details.

*Degree Completion Scholarship offer available only to qualified new (first-time) enrollees for the Online Master of Social Work programs, not current or returning students to the program. Scholarship funds not payable directly to recipient, funds will be credited exclusively toward tuition in the student's final academic term of the program. If student receives other forms of financial assistance, the student's financial assistance may require modification to account for the scholarship by preventing any 'over-award,' such that the total financial assistance received does not exceed the cost of attendance, as defined and determined by the Office of Financial Aid of Yeshiva University. Recipients of the scholarship must remain continuously enrolled in the program through completion. Exceptions may be granted for students who obtain a university-approved leave of absence. Students receiving the scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times for scholarship to remain in effect. This scholarship offer may be revised, rescinded or terminated at any time. All admissions and scholarship decisions of Wurzweiler School of Social Work are final.

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