MSW Pocket Prep

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Pass the MSW on your first try! Create customized practice tests, view detailed answer rationales, and review your results with just a few taps.

Pocket Prep is your award-winning tool in mobile learning and exam preparation. Pocket Prep allows you to study anywhere, anytime, right from your mobile device. We strive to make studying more efficient by redefining how you prepare for the ASWB® Masters in Social Work (MSW) exam.

2015 Academics’ Choice “Smart Media” award winner
2016 EdTech Digest “Cool Tool” award winner

The Science Behind Mobile Learning:
Overloading your brain with too much information at once is a common study mistake. Research has shown that smaller, more frequent study sessions are the key to knowledge retention. In other words, taking short quizzes on the go is a much more effective means of exam preparation than reading page after page in a textbook. Apps offer the benefit of interaction, which means you’re far more likely to remember a concept you engage with rather than one you’ve only read about.

*NOTE* This app will prepare you for DSM-5 Master's level social work exams. Titles vary by state and may include: LMSW, ASW, CMSW, and LSW. Looking for our clinical level app? Search Pocket Prep LCSW in iTunes.

ASWB® Content Areas:
- Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
- Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment
- Professional Ethics and Values
- Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions, and Case Management

Get Started for Free:
We provide a limited free version so you can get a feel for the app before deciding to upgrade. The free version offers 74 questions with detailed answer explanations.

- 30 free questions available with download
- 30 free bonus questions available through social media
- 14-day access to the Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Comprehensive test-taking strategy guide

Unlock the Ultimate Mobile Learning Experience:
A one-time in-app purchase grants full lifetime access to our MSW app.

- 500 total practice questions and detailed rationales
- Lifetime access to Question of the Day (QOTD)
- Unlock all social media bonus questions
- Unlock Exam Builder to create customized exams
- Priority in-app support

“Highly recommend paying for the full version. Questions are super helpful and love the explanations with every single answer. I was impressed with this app. So handy and thorough!” – Alyson Starkey, iTunes Reviewer

“Perfect tool! Very nice way to test your knowledge and find your weak spots. You can look up your failed answers and learn from it as you get familiar with the testing procedure.” – Christian Buehler, iTunes Reviewer

Pocket Prep Features:
- No internet required
- Study Modes: See answers as you go or at the end
- Retake past exams with a single tap
- Study reminders and QOTD notifications
- Automatic test saving and retrieval
- Detailed history and results reporting
- Exam day countdown

Our team of writers and editors are industry leaders who have meticulously crafted social work practice questions and detailed answer explanations with you in mind. Since 2011, Pocket Prep has been the leader in mobile learning and has helped over two million students and professionals achieve more.

Need help? Contact us through the app’s support section at any time for a response within 24 hours.

MSW Pocket Prep App Description & Overview

The applications MSW Pocket Prep was published in the category Education on 2014-01-22 and was developed by Pocket Prep, Inc.. The file size is 48.88 MB. The current version is 6.3.4 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

- iOS 11 & iPhone X optimizations
- Performance improvements

MSW Pocket Prep App Tips, Tricks and Rules

MSW Pocket Prep Reviews


Real practice for an affordable price  Marsee17  5 star

Just passed my exam today! I used this app to get a feel for the questions, and Dawn Apgar’s review book to study content. I passed on my first try. No need to pay hundreds of dollars for a prep course. Don’t even waste your money on the practice test directly from the ASWB. The practice questions on this app are a bit harder than the actual exam, I had an average of 74% on practice tests in pocket prep and passed the actual exam with an 85%. I’ll definitely be using pocket prep for my clinical licensure exam in a few years and recommend it to everyone I know preparing for their exam.


I passed  ANGMURG  5 star

I can't say enough about this app, other than it really helped!! Make sure to buy the additional questions! Like previous reviewers my score on here was 77% and on the actual exam, I scored an 84%! Doing the questions really helped me be prepared for the real exam. I made sure to read each rationale (all 500 of them). I did 50-100 questions a day and that seemed to help! I used the Aswb study guide and read it 2x and did the practice test 2x!! I'm planning on using the LCSW PREP once that time comes.


Awesome!!  Megan9237  5 star

This app is allowing me to study for the test way ahead of time and it is convenient. Love it!

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Easy  rachelle Rial  2 star

Easy to review! I noticed some answers were incorrect. For the record it is not ethically okay to counsel anyone you have had a sexual relationship with... ever... this exam guide explained it being okay after 24 months has passed. Not true.


Great app! Helped me pass my exam!  eppleslice  5 star

This app is awesome! Though there definitely were some glitches, none of them were a huge deal to deter me from studying with it. I just took my LSW exam yesterday and passed with an 86% and I even had a hard version where I could've passed with a 62%! I studied primarily with this app! I did buy the premium, and it is definitely worth it! Would highly recommend!


LGSW  CbuttonS  5 star

Definitely, preparing me to take my test. I'm able to review at anytime of the day.


Really good questions  Mattch!  5 star

A lot of really good questions. You can flag difficult questions and only test with those aswell


Didficulty  Quimonderj  2 star

I am having an issue with using the app on my tablet, however, it works best on my phone. All of the features that are on my phone is not on the iPad version.

Miss Moka

Love this app!!!  Miss Moka  5 star

Really good, worth it to get the full thing!


Passed!! ✨  MarissaMelody.  5 star

There are a few glitches, but nothing too serious. I used this app for about 2-3 months consistently and passed on the first try. It breaks down your areas for improvement and this is helpful because you find out that you may know a lot more than you think you do & you can focus your intensive studying on the areas in which you need to improve. Tests are scary in general and it helps to know that you don't have to overwhelm yourself in the preparation period. I studied other sources, but not as much as this app. I would definitely recommend.


Convenient way to study  jordan775422  5 star

I'm just using the free version, but so far it's been a convenient way to study a little here and there.


Good on the go!  An17gel  5 star

I like that I can use this anywhere anytime


Eh  bsktbll1112  3 star

It's a great free app for the few days they allow, and I would consider paying a few dollars for an upgrade, but not $12. I bought my prep book for like $20 so I wouldn't spend that much on an app.


Great app  Glam2  4 star

This app is very helpful.

Miss Dawne

I'm loving this  Miss Dawne  5 star

I passed my test today, I used this app daily, it deeply contributed to my passing


GREAT PRACTICE APP  SunkissedBr0wn  5 star

I love how this app provides content with explanations! I bought the full version and use it every day.


Alpha man  Melvin1906  5 star

Great exam prep!!!!!!!!!


On point  NamnyB  5 star

Great app!


Great Study Tool  GenarieSchafer  5 star

I Love this app! It allows me to take small exams and gives immediate explanations and results for each question. I am able to get a full understanding of the questions and answers. I would recommend this app to anyone preparing for their LMSW exam!!


Helpful, easy to use  mgnm13  5 star

This app is very helpful in that it reminds me to study in any free moments that I have. Since it is on my phone I can use it wherever and whenever. I appreciate the simplicity of the app and the variety of questions in the question bank. For the price it is also a great value.

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