Application & Deadlines

The application for all MSW degree programs consists of:

  • The completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • Transcripts from all college and universities attended
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resume

Please note that the application requirements (PDF: 660KB) for some degree programs may require additional items. A $60 nonrefundable application fee must accompany the completed application and is not credited toward tuition. Please see our policy regarding application fee waivers on our FAQ page.

We encourage you to upload your transcripts with your application; but, if you can't, official transcripts may be mailed or dropped off at:

New York University
Silver School of Social Work
Admissions and Enrollment Services Office
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003-6654

Spring 2020

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Complete Application Decision Date Notes  
16-Month Accelerated
October 4, 2019
On or before November 15, 2019 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants, especially international.
16-Month Accelerated
November 1, 2019 On or before December 13, 2019  
Extended One-Year Residence October 4, 2019
On or before November 15, 2019
First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended One-Year Residence November 1, 2019 On or before December 13, 2019  
Extended October 4, 2019 On or before November 15, 2019 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended   November 1, 2019 On or before December 13, 2019  
Non-matriculated Student December 6, 2019 Rolling    

Summer 2020

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Complete Application Decision Date Notes  
Extended One-Year Residence March 20, 2020 Rolling Admissions to Rockland and Westchester County Campuses.
Extended March 20, 2020
Rolling
Admissions to Rockland and Westchester County Campuses.
Non-matriculated Student April 17, 2020
Rolling   Admissions to Rockland and Westchester County Campuses.

FALL 2020

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Pathway Complete Application Decision Date Notes  
Two-Year
January 10, 2020
On or before February 21, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants, especially international.
Two-Year February 14, 2020
On or before March 20, 2020  
Two-Year March 13, 2020 On or before April 24, 2020  
Advanced Standing   January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.  
Advanced Standing February 14, 2020 On or before March 20, 2020  
Advanced Standing March 13, 2020 On or before April 24, 2020  
Transfer January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Transfer February 14, 2020 On or before March 20, 2020  
Transfer March 13, 2020 On or before April 24, 2020  
32-Month for Working Professionals January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 Due to limited number of seats, this deadline is firm and then on a case basis as space permits.
Extended at Shangahi and New York January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants, especially international.
Extended at Shangahi and New York February 14, 2020 On or before March 20, 2020  
Extended at Shangahi and New York March 13, 2020 On or before April 24, 2020  
Extended One-Year Residence May 29, 2020
On or before July 10, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended One-Year Residence June 26, 2020
On or before August 7, 2020  
Extended May 29, 2020 On or before July 10, 2020 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended   June 26, 2020 On or before August 7, 2020  
Non-matriculated Student July 31, 2020 Rolling    
Dual Degree Programs
     
MPH NYU College of Global Public Health January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 Please note that each school requires a separate application. Applicant should inquire with the CGPH for their deadline.  
Executive MPA Wagner School of Public Service
January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 Please note that each school requires a separate application. Applicant should inquire with the Wagner School for their deadline.
MA Child Development at Sarah Lawrence College   January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 Please note that each school requires a separate application. Applicant should inquire with Sarah Lawrence College for their deadline.
JD NYU School of Law   January 10, 2020 On or before February 21, 2020 Please note that each school requires a separate application or JD students can apply during their first year at the School of Law. Applicant should inquire with the School of Law for their deadline.