Second: Complete the IUSSW application form 

Provide complete and accurate information for all required fields. You must complete all required fields on a page before you can move to the next page of the form. In addition to answering the questions on the form, provide the following information/documentation within the relevant sections:

  • Resume

    A professional resume is required.

  • Writing Sample and Statement

    Your writing sample and statement should be one double-spaced, five-page (maximum) document that is in 12-point font. In-text citations, a title page, and a reference page are required. A citation style is required; American Psychological Association (APA) is preferred. Your writing sample and statement must address ALL of the following topics:

    1. Describe a social problem. Assuming you have the power and resources at your disposal, what would you recommend for intervention and/or social change to address this social problem?
    2. Describe how your personal and intellectual qualifications, past human service experience, and/or future goals are relevant to assisting the most economically and socially disadvantaged groups in our society. Please provide specific examples.
    3. Recount an ethical dilemma you have had in your personal, professional, or volunteer experience. Discuss your decision-making process and the factors that contributed to the ultimate outcome. Please protect confidentiality and do NOT reveal the names of people or organizations.
    4. How will your decision to pursue an MSW help you reach your personal and professional goals?
  • Academic Transcripts

    You must submit one current academic transcript from each college/university you have attended, including study abroad, those at which you were enrolled for academic credit as a non-degree student, and/or credits that you transferred to another college/university. Transcript(s) must show all completed and/or in-progress coursework. If you attended Indiana University, you do NOT need to submit your Indiana University transcripts.

    Scanned student copies or unofficial transcripts are accepted. However, self-reported or advising transcripts are NOT accepted.

    Transcipts must include your name, the institution's name, dates of attendance, and grades received for each course taken in all terms attended. Degree information, including the degree received and the date of receipt (if applicable) must be on the transcript or a separate degree document (diploma). If degree information is on a separate degree document, create one PDF for each college/university that includes both your transcript and degree document.

    Include a copy of the transcript key or interpretation guide. This either appears on the back of the transcript or in a separate document. If your educational documentation is not in English, please provide a certified English translation.

    If you have multiple pages and/or documents for a college/university (transcript, degree, transcript key or guide), please create one multi-page PDF for each college/university that includes all pages and/or documents for that college/university.

    Before uploading the documents to the relevant section of the online application form, mark out your social security number and birth date so they cannot be read.

    The IUSSW reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if any discrepancies are found on your transcripts and/or transcripts/educational documents are not provided to the School in a timely manner.

  • Recommendations

    Identify three professional references who are willing to write a letter of recommendation for you. Make sure you include the correct email address for each referee in your IUSSW application form. Once you submit your application form, an email will be sent to each referee that includes a link to an electronic Web form. Referees can upload a letter of recommendation to the form or enter text directly within the form. Referees will be asked to address questions about characteristics social workers must have and how these relate to your personal and professional characteristics.

Contact Information

Diane Banic

Phone: (574) 520-4880

Email: dbanic@iusb.edu

Important:

  • You must click "Submit" before the system emails the electronic Web form to your referees. The submit button is at the bottom of the "Review Your Application" webpage of the IUSSW application form.
  • Keep all emails that you receive from the School.
  • Pay the application fee in the grad office app.
  • Complete the University Graduate Office application form and the IUSSW application form.
  • Incomplete applications will delay processing and will not be reviewed for admission.