How to Apply MSW

The Garland School of Social Work currently operates on a rolling admissions process. However, students who submit a completed application and all supplementary materials by our Priority Deadline (February 1st) are:

  • Guaranteed a Graduate Assistantship
  • Eligible to apply for competitive Graduate Assistantships with a higher stipend with faculty doing outstanding research, the recruitment office, marketing and other offices
  • Eligible for more competitive financial aid opportunities

Admission and financial aid decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis for applications received after the priority deadline. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for best consideration. Prospective students interested in applying for the Baylor University Master of Social Work (MSW) Standard or Advanced Standing Degree option are required to submit the following documents:

  • Online MSW Application
  • Online Recommendation Form
  • Online Financial Aid Form
  • Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) or Financial Aid Profile (For International Students)
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • $45 Application Fee

Students can learn more about specific eligibilty requirements using the links below:

Seats in each cohort are limited. Applications approved after the class is full will be added to a wait list. Approved applicants may also defer until the following year. To reactivate a previously submitted application, complete the MSW Application Reactivation Form.

For more information regarding the MSW Application, please contact the School of Social Work's Graduate Admissions Coordinator via email at or phone at 254-710-7853.

M.Div/MSW or MTS/MSW Admission

Prospective students interested in applying to one of our joint degree options (M.Div/MSW or MTS/MSW) must also submit and complete an application to Truett Seminary.

MSW/MBA Admission

Prospective students interested in applying to our joint degree (MSW/MBA) must also submit and complete an application to the graduate program at Hankamer School of Business.

International Student Information

Please follow the application process as described above; for information regarding Transcripts and Special Requirements, go to the Graduate School website.


The School of Social Work offers many opportunities for transfer credit. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Instructions and information can be found in the course catalog.