Application Instructions for Previously Enrolled MSW Students


Applicants are eligible for reentry if they were previously enrolled in a UW-Madison Master's of Social Work program, left in good standing, and completed either:

  • 8 credits in the Full-Time Program; OR
  • 6 credits in the Part-Time Program

You must email an Academic Advisor at the School of Social Work to determine if you qualify for reentry.

If you do not qualify for reentry, you are welcome to reapply, but you must submit a new application. This applies to previous applicants who:

  • Had been accepted into our program, but never enrolled.
  • Had been denied admission into our program.
  • Had submitted an incomplete application.
  • Enrolled but did not complete enough credits to be readmitted:
    • 8 credits in the Full-Time Program
    • 6 credits in the Part-Time Program

We do not consider old application materials and we do not defer admission to future semesters. All reapplications are reviewed and rated again along with the current applicant pool. A previous rating has no effect on your new application.

For more information, please see the UW-Madison Graduate School’s Policy on Readmission: