MSW Advising Forms
Most GCSW forms are now on Office 365. To access the forms, first login to your Office 365 account by clicking the Office 365 icon in your myUH account. Then click the link for the form you want to complete. Information about logging in to your Office 365 can be found here.
This checklist, which can be used for any MSW enrollment model and concentration, can serve as a good tool to keep you on track with your degree plan.
If you need to take a leave of absence from the GCSW, please complete this form. Your advisor will follow up with further instructions as needed. If you need to drop classes or withdraw, you may also need to complete university forms. Please refer to the UH Graduate School Forms section below for more information.
Please complete this form when requesting to return from a leave of absence (LOA) to the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
If you would like to take a course outside the GCSW or your enrollment model for an open elective credit, please complete this form. If you are requesting a course outside the GCSW, please submit with a copy of the syllabus of the l course you are interested in taking. *Please note that only graduate level courses will be considered as a possibility for open elective credit.
The maximum graduate student MSW course load in the Fall or Spring semester is 16 semester credit hours (SCHs) for full-time (FT) students and 9 SCH for part-time (PT) students and 6 SCH in the Summer semester for FT and PT students, with the exception of pre-approved degree plans that allow for 9 SCH in the Summer semester. Complete this form if you are requesting to take more hours than listed here. Please include the explicit reason for the course overload.
An Independent Study provides students the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a specific topic or issue of interest that might not otherwise be available in a structured course. Independent study courses are typically not available to students until they have completed the foundation curriculum. Independent study courses count toward the degree as an elective. To request an independent study, complete the form and process outlined here.
If you need to withdraw from a class after the twelfth day of classes or 4th class day for Sessions 3 & 5 and Summer Sessions , you must gain your instructor's signature to drop a class. This form must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar in the Welcome Center by the close of business of the last day to drop a class. We also ask that you notify your advisor. On or before the twelfth day of classes (or 4th class day for Sessions 3 & 5 or Summer Sessions), students have access to drop classes online through myUH.
After the first day of classes each semester, students wishing to drop all of their classes for the semester must complete this form to request a full term withdrawal. Additionally, if this request occurs after the twelfth day of classes (or 4th class day for Sessions 3 & 5), you must also submit a student-initiated drop form for each class. Also, international students also have to attach a completed and approved Reduced Course Load form with this request. Please also notify your MSW program advisor. This form is used when a student is withdrawing from a term for documented medical or administrative reasons (including military deployment and death of an immediate family member). Appropriate documentation should be attached to the request. Withdrawal paperwork should be submitted to your advisor to begin the approval/disapproval process.
This form is used when a student is withdrawing from a term for documented medical or administrative reasons (including military deployment and death of an immediate family member). Appropriate documentation should be attached to the request. Withdrawal paperwork should be submitted to your advisor to begin the approval/disapproval process.
Student Employment Forms
Assistantships are available to full-time students admitted unconditionally to the MSW Program. Once applicants have received their acceptance letter for admission to the MSW program, they may apply for an assistantship. Send a resume with this form to Ann Liberman at firstname.lastname@example.org .