Social Work (BSW) Online Admissions

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

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

  • A completed Associate's degree OR least 60 transferable college credits
  • Please note that 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, which is available in the face-to-face format)

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 112 – State & Local Government
    • GOVT 111 – Intro to American Government
  • Any one of the following:
    • SOCY 210 – Sociology of the Family
    • SOCY 101 – Intro to Sociology
    • 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: 

  • A completed online application (the online application is free up front but a $40 application fee will be deferred on your first semester bill once the program has been started)
  • An official transcript from ALL previous institutions of higher education attended

*Early acceptance is also offered for students in their final semester*

Social Work Online Application Process

To apply for the Social Work Online Program, please complete our quick and easy application.

Once you have applied, please request all official transcripts be mailed to:

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

*If requesting transcripts electronically please have them sent directly to

*Millersville University’s Social Work Online Program offers rolling admissions and applications are reviewed as they become complete.*

Social Work Online Admissions Process


  • Once all admission documents are received, an official admissions decision will be made and an official transfer credit evaluation will be completed
  • If accepted into the program, an admissions 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:
    • 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

Spring 2018 Cohort

January 22nd, 2018

Fall 2018 Cohort

August 27th, 2018

Spring 2019 Cohort

January 22nd, 2019

Fall 2019 Cohort

August 26th, 2019

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.

MSW and MSW/MSEM Dual Programs

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

  • Next Steps: Social Work Online
    Apply Now Request Information