Office of Admissions Operating Virtually:

Until further notice, our Admissions team is accessible on a remote basis only; although we're working from off-campus, we're here for you and eager to help. We anticipate returning to our regular in-person format when Washington's stay-at-home order has been lifted. We encourage prospective students to contact SSW Admissions via email at with any questions, or to schedule a Zoom or phone advising appointment. Prospective students can explore our event calendar to register for upcoming virtual information sessions, and to find details about Zoom drop-in advising hours (Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 Pacific).

Your well-being and the health of our greater SSW community are of the utmost importance to us. The University of Washington continues to take appropriate action in response to COVID-19; see the official UW coronavirus website for updates and an FAQ. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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A social work education like no other

At the UW School of Social Work we focus on delivering leading-edge learning opportunities that engage and transform students inside and outside of the classroom. Here you can select from top-notch academic offerings, work with renowned social work scholars, and participate in community-based projects, making a real impact on people's lives. Contact the Admissions Office and explore the world-changing career options for today's social work professional. 


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We welcome visits from prospective students. Drop-in advising hours are most Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Select the link below for details.

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