Application information

Admission to the School of Social Work is a competitive process. The Wayne State University (WSU) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) application deadline is April 1, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services in School of Social Work at (313) 577-4409 or by email at


Applicants for the WSU Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program must first be admitted to Wayne State University. If you are not a current Wayne State University student, complete the WSU undergraduate online application here.  


Once admitted to Wayne State, students can complete the WSU BSW program application here. The BSW application includes submission of official transcripts, resume, and a personal interest statement. If you previously submitted an application to the School of Social Work, please contact the Wayne State University School of Social Work, Office of Admissions and Student Services for directions on submitting additional application material at (313) 577-4409 or by email at

School and university policies governing each application process are in the current University Undergraduate Bulletin.

The School of Social Work at Wayne State University welcomes all applicants for our social work programs. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on any basis, including history of criminal background in admissions consideration.  We do not discriminate or deny anyone admission based on criminal history; it is important for applicants to disclose information about background so that they understand any possible professional restrictions related to certain crimes.