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: 480KB) 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 2019

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Complete Application Decision Date Note
16-Month Accelerated
October 5, 2018 On or before November 16, 2018 First deadline is highly recommended.
16-Month Accelerated November 2, 2018 On or before December 14, 2018  
Extended One-Year Residence October 5, 2018 On or before November 16, 2018 First deadline is highly recommended.
Extended One-Year Residence November 2, 2018 On or before December 14, 2018  
Extended October 5, 2018 On or before November 16, 2018 First deadline is highly recommended.
Extended November 2, 2018
On or before December 14, 2018  
Non-matriculated Student December 7, 2018 Rolling
 

Summer 2019

Summer admission is for the Rockland and Westchester County Campuses only. Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Complete Application Decision Date
Extended One-Year Residence March 22, 2019 Rolling  
Extended   March 22, 2019 Rolling
Non-matriculated Student
April 19, 2019 Rolling  

Fall 2019

Applications submitted after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space available basis.
MSW Program Complete Application Decision Date Notes  
Two-Year January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants, especially international.
Two-Year February 15, 2019 On or before March 22, 2019  
Two-Year March 15, 2019 On or before April 26, 2019  
Advanced Standing January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019
First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Advanced Standing February 15, 2019 On or before March 22, 2019  
Advanced Standing   March 15, 2019 On or before April 26, 2019  
Transfer
January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Evaluation process for Transfer students requires additional time so the first deadline is highly recommended.
Transfer February 15, 2019 On or before March 22, 2019  
Transfer March 15, 2019 On or before April 26, 2019  
Extended at Shanghai and New York January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants, especially international.
Extended at Shanghai and New York February 15, 2019 On or before March 22, 2019  
Extended at Shanghai and New York March 15, 2019 On or before April 26, 2019  
Extended One-Year Residence May 31, 2019 On or before July 12, 2019
First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended One-Year Residence June 28, 2019 On or before August 9, 2019  
Extended May 31, 2019 On or before July 12, 2019 First deadline is highly recommended for all applicants.
Extended   June 28, 2019 On or before August 9, 2019  
32-Month Program for Working Professionals January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Due to the limited number of seats the deadline is firm and then on case basis as space permits.
Non-matriculated Student August 2, 2019 Rolling    
Dual Degree Programs      
MPH NYU College of Public Health January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Please note that each school requires a separate application. We recommend that dual degree candidates adhere to the first deadline for the MSW program and inquire with the secondary school for their deadlines.
Executive MPA Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Please note that each school requires a separate application. We recommend that dual degree candidates adhere to the first deadline for the MSW program and inquire with the secondary school for their deadlines.
MA Child Development at Sarah Lawrence College
January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Please note that each school requires a separate application. We recommend that dual degree candidates adhere to the first deadline for the MSW program and inquire with the secondary school for their deadlines.
JD NYU School of Law
January 11, 2019 On or before February 22, 2019 Please note that each school requires a separate application. We recommend that dual degree candidates adhere to the first deadline for the MSW program and inquire with the secondary school for their deadlines.