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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 2-Year Full-Time program, you cannot also apply for the 3-Year Distance Education program in the same application cycle.)

Tentative Deadlines for 2022 Admission

Apply by October 12, 2021

  • 20-Month Advanced Standing MSW program (classes beginning in January 2022)

Apply by January 11, 2022

  • 2-Year MSW program (classes beginning in August 2022)
  • 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW program (classes beginning in May 2022)

Apply by February 8, 2022

  • 3-Year MSW program — Chapel Hill (classes beginning in August 2022)
  • 3-Year MSW program — Winston-Salem site (classes beginning in August 2022)

We encourage you to apply early!

Please note: To be considered for next year’s University Merit Assistantship or the Weiss Urban Livability Masters Fellowship through the UNC Graduate School, the recommended submission date is Dec. 14, 2021.