The MSW Program will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year on November 1, 2022.

About the Program

Mission Statement

Program Curriculum
Advance Standing
Part-time l Full-Time


MSW Admissions:

Students apply to the JSU Graduate School ONLY and upload supplemental documents from the Application Guide.

Admissions Criteria

MSW Application Bulletin/Application Guide

Apply to the Division of Graduate Studies


Student Handbook



Immunization Requirements:

All students admitted to Jackson State University are required to submit proof of having received two immunization shots for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) in order to complete registration for classes. If an applicant has already been admitted and plans to attend the University as a first-time student (undergraduate, graduate, or transfer), he/she must submit a copy of the required immunization record to the University Health Center prior to registration for courses. Students who have been admitted but do not submit the required immunization verification will be unable to complete registration for classes in the school’s computer enrollment system. Please see further immunization information at the link provided.  JSU ONLINE PROGRAM STUDENTS ARE EXEMPT.

Institutional Financial Aid

The Division of Graduate Studies awards assistantships each year with a monthly stipend plus tuition for one academic year—Fall and Spring. To qualify for an assistantship the applicant must have at least a 3.00 average on a 4.00 scale, be able to carry at least 9 semester hours of course work each semester, and be able to contribute 12 hours for master-level student or 15 hours for a doctoral level student of useful service weekly to a department or academic college. Applications may be obtained from the Division of Graduate Studies. Students should apply directly to the department chair or academic dean of the desired major field. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

Click here for more information and to download the institutional financial aid application.

The Master of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and has been continuously accredited since 1998.
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