Army MSW Program


Applicant must have received, or will be receiving, their bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by June in the calendar year in which their application is being reviewed by the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) for consideration to enter the Army-University of Kentucky (UK) Master of Social Work Program (MSW).  Applicants must have a 3.25 overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 grading scale. In addition, all applicants must take submit a current official copy of their scores from the General Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants must score 290 or higher (calculated based upon a combination of their verbal and quantitative sections results only) on the GRE, and scores cannot be older than five years from the projected start date of the program.

Application Process

Applicants must contact an Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Health Care Recruiter (HCR) to initiate the application process. 

Use the following link to search for an HCR by zip code location:  Select “Healthcare Students and Professionals” on the My interest drop-down menu, and enter the location zip code into the search bar.

Applicants for the program will undergo a double selection process. Applicants must first be selected for long-term health education in the Army Master of Social Work Program by the Headquarters, USAREC accession board, followed by admission selection by the University of Kentucky Graduate School and College of Social Work. Your local AMEDD HCR will help you assemble your USAREC application that will be reviewed by a selection board on or about the first week of February each calendar year.

Applicants will be notified of the accession board results by their HCR. Following this notification, applicants must apply to the UK Office of Admission. UK will inform applicants of their acceptance status by a letter of acceptance from the UK Office of Admissions.

All USAREC applications for long-term health education must be submitted through AMEDD HCR.  Applicants will not submit applications directly to University of Kentucky MSW Program at JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Sara Green at