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Master of Social Work

MSW Stats

50%
of master's students received a scholarship
85%
of MSWs are employed full-time after graduation
86%
LMSW first-time pass rate compared to 74% nationally

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What plan of study should I choose?

BSW
If you already have your BSW from a CSWE accredited university with a 3.0 or above GPA, then you should apply to the Advanced Standing plan of study.
No BSW
If you have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.0 or above GPA, then you should apply to the Traditional MSW plan of study.

Advanced Standing

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Lawrence Campus

Lawrence campus Advanced Standing students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Classes are taught in the traditional in-person format on a weekday during the morning and afternoon.
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Edwards Campus

Edwards Campus is located in Overland Park and Advanced Standing students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Classes are taught in the traditional in-person format on a weekday in the afternoon and evening or in the blended format that combines online learning with in-person classes every other Saturday.
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Pittsburg State University Campus

Pittsburg Advanced Standing students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Classes are taught Tuesdays and Saturdays in the morning, afternoon and evening in the blended class format, which combines online learning with in-person classes scheduled every other week.
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Online

Online Advanced Standing students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Our online format is taught as blended synchronous, which combines online coursework with online classes taking place every other Tuesday for macro specialization and Saturday clinical specialization.

Traditional MSW

Students in a classroom in Blake Hall on the Lawrence Campus

Lawrence Campus

Lawrence campus Traditional MSW students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Classes are taught in the traditional in-person format on a weekday during the morning or afternoon.
Student sitting in an Edwards Campus classroom

Edwards Campus

Edwards Campus is located in Overland Park and Traditional MSW students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Classes are taught in the traditional in-person format on a weekday in the afternoon and evening or in the blended format that combines online learning with in-person classes every other Saturday.
Partnership Site Pittsburg State Gorilla logo on left side and Jayhawk logo on right side

Pittsburg State University

First-year offered through PSU’s Social Work program with classes taking place on the PSU campus on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The second year is offered through KU on the PSU campus in the blended format that combines online learning with in-person classes every other Saturday.
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Online

Online Traditional students choose either the clinical or macro specialization. Taught as blended synchronous with online classes every other Saturday for the first year generalist curriculum and every other Tuesday for the macro specialization year and Saturday for the clinical specialization year.

Important Application Dates

1-Oct
Application opens
Varies
The final deadline to submit an application varies by the plan of study. Be sure to check each plan of study campus location for specifics.
Senior Associate Field Director Laura Hart at a practicum site with a student and children from the agency

Student Support

MSW students are provided quality teaching, mentoring, and enrollment assistance through advising services and field practicum experiences.

Advising & Field Education
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Want to help others

Social workers

Licensing & Career Options

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Your Cost

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Your Funding

MSW students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarship programs and additional funding sources.

Your Opportunities

Three scholars programs provide additional funding and safe spaces for critical conversations and expanded learning opportunities.

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