Social Work (BASW) Online Admissions

The online Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree completion program has been designed to support students who have already completed their Associate degree in Human Services, Social Services or a related field.

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  • Flexibility – 100% online courses can be started throughout the year
  • 60 credit bachelor’s program
  • Helps students to gain more experience in social work and expand their career options
  • Service Learning gives students hands-on work experience in social work
  • Field Education is a capstone field-based learning experience
  • Classes start every fall and spring.


  • Learn about research-informed practice and practice-informed research
  • Understand the eff ects of policy on practice
  • Meet contemporary social, cultural, economic, political and global challenges
  • Assess challenges and progress
  • Intervene with research-informed practices
  • Monitor and evaluate practice to inform decision-making
  • Embrace core social work values
  • Enhance human and community well-being
  • Promote social and economic justice through generalist social work practice


To apply for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A completed Associate's degree OR at least 60 transferable college credits
  • A 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Completion of the SOWK 102 and SOWK 203 required pre-requisite courses (see below for more information)

Please note, the online Social Work (BASW) program is typically completed part-time

*Students who have already completed another Bachelor's degree are not eligible for this program (please contact us in such case for information about our MSW program)*

BASW Required Pre-Requisites:

Completion of the below prerequisite courses is required before beginning the program:

  • SOWK 102 – Modern Social Welfare Dilemmas
  • SOWK 203 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment

The following courses are recommended to have been completed before beginning the Social Work Online Program, but are not required (they can be taken online as a part of the program*):

  • BIOL 204 – Human Biology
  • PSYC 100 – General Psychology
  • Any one of the following*:
    • GOVT 111 – Intro to American Government
    • GOVT 112 – State & Local Government
  • Any one of the following:
    • SOCY 101 – Intro to Sociology
    • SOCY 210 – Sociology of the Family
    • SOCY 211 – Social Problems

*At this time, there are no government courses offered online.  This requirement is recommended to be completed at another school and transferred into the program.  All other required courses will be available online.


You must also submit the following to the Office of Online Programs in order to be considered for admission into the program: 

  • A completed online application 
  • An official transcript from ALL previous college or universities attended

*Early acceptance is also offered for students in their final semester of an Associate's program*

Social Work Online Application Process


  • To apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Online Program, please complete our quick and easy application!


  • Electronic Transcripts-
    • Send electronic official transcripts directly from the school to our office at Electronic transcripts are typically the fastest way to submit transcripts.
  • Mailed Transcripts-
    • Have mailed official transcripts sent to the below address:
      • Office of Online Programs
        Millersville University
        Lyle Hall, Room 208
        P.O. Box 1002
        Millersville, PA 17551

**Please note, transcripts must be sealed, official copies sent directly from the university or college to our office.  Any opened transcripts (electronic or mailed) are considered unofficial copies**

Social Work Online Admissions Process

Once all admission documents are received an official admissions decision will be made and a transfer credit evaluation will be completed.

If accepted into the program, a packet will be mailed with an official admissions offer letter, instructions to confirm acceptance including a response form and an official transfer credit evaluation.

To confirm acceptance, the admissions response form and a $150 check/money order must be mailed to the below address.  Deposit checks and money orders must be made out to "Millersville University"

  • Office of Online Programs
    Millersville University
    Lyle Hall, Room 208
    P.O. Box 1002
    Millersville, PA 17551

Social Work Online Cohort Start Dates

Cohort Start Date

Fall 2021 Cohort

August 23rd, 2020

Spring 2022 Cohort

January 17, 2022

Social Work Online Application and Admissions Support

From the time a prospective student inquires to the time they have confirmed their acceptance, the Office of Online Programs Admissions Counselor will work with the student to help answer questions and/or concerns regarding the application and admissions process, provide transcript updates, complete transcript evaluations, announce admission decisions and assist with confirming enrollment.

After a student has confirmed their acceptance, they will continue to work with the Office of Online Programs through an assigned Student Support Specialist.  The Student Support Specialist will be available to all online undergraduate students to assist with any and all non-advisement questions.

Please also feel free to visit our Online Student Support Resources page for more information and additional resources available to online students!

MSW and MSW/MSEM Dual Programs

If you have completed your BSW (Bachelor's in Social Work) or another Bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing a Master of Social Work or MSW/MSEM dual degree, you can find more information on

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