Apply: Social Work

1. Register & apply: Register (create an account) and complete your application online, which includes submitting a resume, professional statement, and two letters of recommendation as detailed below.


Include information about your degree(s), employment experience, and specialized skills, Training, and/or certification(s).

Professional Statement

In this essential component of the application, articulate your professional readiness to undertake graduate social work education at this time. Including, but not limited to: your academic preparation, relevant work history, level of self-awareness, professional goals, and any additional related information.

Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit these through the online application. If you would like to provide additional letters of recommendation, email Graduate Admissions,
  • Or you can use a credential file for this requirement if the letters were submitted for the purpose of graduate study, not for employment. If you have this type of file, have your college send it to Nazareth’s Graduate Admissions office.
  • These recommendations are used only for admission to a graduate program at Nazareth University. Graduate Admissions will dispose of all letters of recommendation following the admissions review process.

Register for an account & apply online


2. Request official transcripts from each college you attended.

  • If you attended Nazareth, the Office of Graduate Admissions will obtain your transcript upon receipt of your application.
  • If you didn't attend Nazareth, ask your previous college(s) to send your transcript directly to Nazareth's Office of Graduate Admissions
  • International applicants: Submit English-translated transcripts, including bachelor's or higher degree equivalency through a NACES-certified evaluation service such as World Education Service, Educational Credential Evaluations, or Josef Silny & Associates. (The evaluation is at the expense of the student.) Also see international admissions requirements.


Nazareth University, Rochester, NY

In-Person MSW Programs
  • Summer Term: March 1 
  • Fall Term: June 1 
  • Spring Term: October 1 
Online MSW Programs
  • Summer Term: March 1 
  • Fall Term: June 1 
  • Spring Term: October 1

Contact Graduate Admissions