Steps to Apply

The School of Social Work graduates more social work students than any other social work program in Arkansas and is one of the fastest-growing programs at UA Little Rock.

Apply to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

Please explore the curriculum, admission requirements, and prerequisites prior to applying.

Step 1: Apply to UA Little Rock. Transfer students and post-baccalaureate students must first apply for admission to the university.
Step 2: Apply to the BSW Program Application available January 1 – March 1

To complete the BSW application, you will need:

  • A copy of your unofficial transcript(s)
  • Respond to BSW Personal Statement Questions within the application
  • Name and email address for your Intro to Social Work instructor OR another academic instructor

Application deadline: March 1 (application available January 1 – March 1)

Apply to the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

Please explore curriculum and admission requirements prior to applying.

To apply: Submit your application to the Master of Social Work program between January 1 – March 1

To complete the MSW application, you will need:

  • A copy of your unofficial transcript(s)
  • Respond to MSW Personal Statement Questions within the application
  • Email addresses for three professional, volunteer, or academic references

Application Deadlines:

Summer Admission (Advanced Standing only) –  March 1
Fall Admission – March 1

Apply to the Advanced Standing (Accelerated) Master of Social Work

This program is only available to students with a BSW within the last 5 years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

To apply: Submit your application to the Master Social Work Advanced Standing program (application available January 1 – March 1)

To complete the application, you will need:

  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Current email address for your BSW field instructor for an in-depth field reference
  • Email addresses for two professional, volunteer, or academic references

Application Deadlines:

Full-time (Summer term) –  March 1
Part-time (Fall term) –  March 1