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MSW Application Deadlines

Different programs and sites have different application dates. Please choose the correct deadline for the program you want. Applicants may apply to only one MSW program per application cycle. (For example, if you are applying for the 12-Month program, you cannot also apply for the 2-Year MSW program in the same application cycle.)

Deadlines for 2023 Admission

**Deadline extension! Apply by February 14, 2023

  • 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW program (program beginning May 16, 2023)

Apply by February 14, 2023

  • 2-Year MSW program (program beginning in August 2023)

Apply by March 14, 2023

  • 3-Year MSW program — Chapel Hill (program beginning in August 2023)
  • 3-Year MSW program — Winston-Salem site (program beginning in August 2023)


We encourage you to apply early!

To be considered for the University Merit Assistantship or the Weiss Urban Livability Masters Fellowship through UNC Graduate School, the recommended submission date is December 13, 2022.

The SSW also has a priority application deadline for the 2-year Full-time Program of January 10, 2023. If you apply by this date, you will receive an admissions decision by mid-February.

Instructions for graduate applicants