Department of Social Work and Human Services

Application and Forms

The MSW Admissions Committee will review the student’s completed packet for consideration of acceptance to the Social Work program. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be officially notified and provided further details for entering the program. Acceptance into the KSU Graduate School does not guarantee acceptance into the Social Work program. The MSW faculty will protect the confidentiality of information revealed by students during the application process.


How to Apply to the MSW Program:

  1. Complete the online application for graduate admission. You will receive a confirmation message by email indicating that your application has been submitted. There is a non-refundable application fee of $60 that can be paid online when submitting the application

  2. Schedule an appointment to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  It is recommended that the exam be taken 6 weeks prior to the application deadline to insure adequate time for processing. The scores will be reported directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions by selecting Kennesaw State University as a score recipient. A photocopy of your personal test report may be submitted to verify that the exam has been taken; however, official test results must be received from the testing company before your file is considered complete.

  3. Request that official transcripts from each institution attended be sent to you in a sealed envelope (do not open) for inclusion in your admission packet.

  4. Prepare Autobiographical Statement, Signed and Dated. (statement guide provided in application). 

  5. International applicants should consult the international requirements section for additional documents that must be submitted.

  6. All required documents, including the official transcripts, should be compiled in one large envelope and sent directly to:

    Department of Social Work and Human Services

    Mailing Address:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Kennesaw State University
    1000 Chastain Road, MD #9109
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

  7. Once admitted, you will be required to show proof of Immunization. For more information and instructions, please go to Immunization information should be sent directly to the Health Clinic, not included with your admission packet.

*Deadlines for admission: The Early Admission deadline is February 1st. The Regular Admission deadline is March 1st.

For more information, please contact:
Alan Kirk, Ph.D., LCSW
MSW Program Director
Phone:  470-578-3634