Dates & Deadlines

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We look forward to reviewing your application and learning more about you.

Applying to the Mandel School is free. There is no application fee!

All applications are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants should expect an enrollment decision via email within six to eight weeks after submitting their completed application.

Admitted students are expected to confirm their enrollment to the Mandel School by submitting a nonrefundable $100 deposit no later than the date noted in their letter of admission.


Social work: On-campus, including all dual degrees

All on-campus and dual degree students begin the program in the fall semester.

Fall 2021 Enrollment

  • Early Decision Application and Scholarship Deadline: December 15th
  • Priority Application and Scholarship Deadline: February 1st
  • General Application and Scholarship Deadline: April 15th

Social work: Intensive Weekend

All intensive weekend students begin the program in the fall semester.

Fall 2021 Enrollment

  • Priority Application and Scholarship Deadline: February 1st
  • General Application and Scholarship Deadline: April 15th

Social work: Online

Online students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

  • Application deadlines for the online program vary based on advanced standing or traditional enrollment options. Please email admissions@mandelonline.case.edu for more information.

Master of Nonprofit Organizations

MNO students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

  • Spring 2021: December 4th
  • Summer 2021: April 2nd
  • Fall 2021: July 2nd

PhD in Social Welfare

PhD students begin the program in the fall semester.

  • Deadline: Dec. 1