Social Work

University of Toledo Masters of Social Work Program

Where Passion Becomes a Profession

Application deadline

Deadline for the 2018-2019 school year has now officially been closed.

Please be sure to read this entire web page, as it provides important details and deadlines regarding the program and the admissions process. If you have any questions, we invite you to explore the website, read the MSW student handbook and the Field Education Manual, and/or contact Louis Guardiola at (419) 530-4663 or Louis.Guardiola2@UToledo.Edu.


Application Instructions

A complete application includes items 1-5 (required for all), with items 6 & 7 required as applicable (see below). Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete. Due date for all materials is January 31, 2018.  Please click on the blue hyperlinks to access forms and instructions.

  1. Social Work Supplemental Application
    The social work supplemental application must be filled out using Adobe Reader in order for the GPA calculator to work correctly. (Do not use your web browser.) Adobe Reader is available for free download for both PCs and Macs.There are three parts to the social work supplemental application:
    • Part 1: All applicants. You will write your personal statement here (see application for details).
    • Part 2 (field practicum application): full-time students only.
    • Part 3 (social work program graduate assistanship application): full-time students only. Part 3 is optional.
    After you have completed the Social Work Supplemental Application, you will save it as a pdf and upload it to the College of Graduate Studies online application website (see # 5).

  2. Recommendation Form
    Three recommendations (one academic and two professional recommendations preferred). Please click on the "Recommendation Form" hyperlink to access the form. You will complete the top part, save as a pdf, and email it to each recommender. They will fill out the form, then email it to the graduate school at (Instructions are also on recommendation form).

  3. Resume/CV
    You will upload your resume/CV to the College of Graduate Studies online application web site (see # 5).

  4. Transcripts
    Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended except the University of Toledo. Have each college/university send your transcript directly to the College of Graduate Studies, 2801 W. Bancroft St. Mail Stop #933, Toledo, OH 43606.

  5. University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies application
    • Visit the College of Graduate Studies web page and click on the Apply Now icon to access this application. Step-by-Step instructions can  be found here: UT Graduate school online application
    • Applicants to the Regular Program apply for the fall term. Applicants to the Advanced Standing Program apply for the summer term.
    • Upload your completed Social Work Supplemental Application and your resume/CV into Section 9, "Resume/MCAT/Other Documents."
    • Note: do not upload your personal statement to the online application. Do not request recommendations via the online application. If you wish to be considered for Graduate Assistantships outside of the social work program, complete the GA application found with the online application.
    • When all required sections of the College of Graduate Studies online application have been completed (see first bullet point for step-by-step instructions), pay $45 fee and submit online application.
  6. GRE Scores
    GRE scores for applicants with less than a 2.7 overall GPA for all previous academic work or for non-native English speakers who undergraduate degree was earned outside of the United States.

  7. TOEFL Scores for non-native English speakers
    If you wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship in another UT program or department, you should complete & submit the "Graduate Assistantship Form" found on the College of Graduate Studies application web site (this is Section 10 of the application). These application processes are separate, so if you only submit one form you will not be considered for the other type of graduate assistantship.


Financial Aid

Note: If you would like to apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (You do not have to complete the FAFSA if you do not need loans to pay for graduate school, but this information may be required for consideration for Social Work Program need-based assistance or merit-based assistantships/ positions.)


Last Updated: 4/9/18