Admission requirements

The Bachelor of Social Work Programs (BSW) APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to June 1.
All BSW students start in the fall semester.

Application information

All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached. Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the program. All students admitted to a BSW program for the fall semester must attend a mandatory orientation.

The social work program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Applicants must provide a resume, personal interest statement and copies of transcripts from all colleges attended.

Application material guides:

Steps to apply

Application materials include a personal interest statement and a copy of transcripts from all colleges attended that demonstrate the ability to pursue successful undergraduate professional education in social work.

Admission to the School of Social Work is a competitive process. The Wayne State University (WSU) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) application deadline has been EXTENDED to June 1. 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. Read more about criminal background information here

BSW information meetings

The School of Social Work hosts informational meetings on its programs. Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of these meetings prior to applying.

For additional information on the BSW program or your application, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at (313) 577-4409 or or Skype us at wsuschoolofsocialwork.