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UHD Social Work Accreditation Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Bachelor of Social Work

Admissions Process

All students who wish to apply to the UHD Bachelor of Social Work Program must:

University of Houston-Downtown
Attn: BSW Program
1002 Commerce Street, Suite C 345
Houston, Texas 77002

Committee members must review all applications. Deadlines for applications are:

Fall semester: The last day to submit an application is May 15th. Applications received after May 15th may not be processed until mid-August.

Spring semester: The last day to submit an application is November 1st. Applications received after November 1st may not be processed until mid-January.

Complete application packets include:

Details for each application component

Application Form

Students must complete and sign a Social Work Program Application Form.


Two Completed Recommendation Forms


Each student's essay should address the following:

Essays should be typed, double-spaced, at least three pages in length and should comply with academic standards in writing. This essay is an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate the strength of their writing. The ability to convey an argument, as well as the ability to write according to academic standards, including but not limited to, essay structure, grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, are all important elements assessed by the review committee.

Students should address the reason or reasons for their interest in the field as well as any particular strengths that will make them effective social workers.

Once committee members complete their review of applications, students will be notified of their application status.

? Students with questions about the application process can contact Stephen Wernet, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program. His email and phone number is: 713-221-8660.

Last updated or reviewed on 2/25/15

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