Earn Your MSW at KU
The Master of Social Work program at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare equips graduates with the knowledge to provide counseling and direct services to individuals, families and groups. Our graduates make changes in organizations, communities and policies.
KU’s MSW has been fully accredited by the Council on Social Work (CSWE) since 1947 and has consistently ranked in the top 12% of public institution social work programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
One Program, Many Paths to Your KU MSW
The Master of Social Work degree prepares graduates for advanced social work practice in one of two broad specializations — either clinical social work practice with individuals, families and groups or social work macro practice aimed at social service administration, social policy development and social advocacy.
Our flexible social work program and newly revised course offerings were redesigned with community and student input to ensure a dynamic educational experience that incorporates real-world opportunities. KU's MSW program is available at Kansas campuses in Lawrence, Overland Park, Salina and Pittsburg. Students also have the option to take online MSW classes through Jayhawk Global.
What plan of study should I choose?
Advanced Standing MSW Locations
Advanced Standing MSW Pittsburg, Salina
Traditional MSW Locations
Traditional MSW at Salina and Pittsburg
KU MSW Application Dates
MSW students are provided quality teaching, mentoring, and enrollment assistance through advising services and practicum experiences.Advising & Practicum Education
Advance your career in social work
KU licensure pass rates exceed the national averages for the LMSW and LSCSW. The KU MSW prepares graduates for careers in clinical or macro practice.Licensing & Career Options