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Social Work

Contact Information

Sarah Hessenauer
MSW Program Coordinator &  Professor
Phone: 262-472-1203
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201
Deanna Guthrie
BSW Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-1881
Location: Laurentide Hall 5205
Susan Morris
Academic Department Associate 
Phone: 262-472-1137
Location: Laurentide Hall 5201

MSW Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Transcript demonstrating Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale (you may apply if your GPA is less than 2.75, but you would be placed on probation status if admitted)
    • For advanced standing students, a grade of B or better is required in all core social work courses
  • Intro to statistics course: 200-level or higher, with a grade of C or better (this prerequisite may be taken at UWW the summer before the fall your MSW program begins)
  • Personal statement and resume
  • Background check will be completed prior to your field placement, but is not part of the application process
  • 3 letters of reference
    • At least one from an academic instructor if you graduated in the last 2 years, after that it can be an additional professional reference
    • Only one may be a personal reference
    • One professional reference (field, volunteering, and/or work)

Preferred Additional Requirements

  • 1000 service hours (paid or volunteer)
  • Commitment to social justice, advocacy, and multicultural practice on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed populations

How to Apply