Apply to the PEL Program

PEL Application Deadline

January 15, 2021

The deadline for completed applications, including all supplemental materials, for Fall 2021 enrollment is Friday, January 15, 2021.

Requirements for Application to the PEL Program

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  1. MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
  2. GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. Official academic transcripts.
  4. Two letters of reference from professionals in the field.
  5. Resume.
  6. Personal statement.

More details are provided in the application packet below.

Download the Application

Application Submission

Your completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted no later than Friday, January 15, 2021.

Please send all materials to:

Jane Addams College of Social Work
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison Street, 4355 ETMSW (MC 309)
Chicago, IL 60607

If you have additional questions, please email at