Master of Social Work (MSW)

MSW Stats

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


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. 

Fall Application Dates

Advanced Standing application deadline
Advanced Standing applicants who have received offer letter need to fully finalize acceptance for admissions to the MSW program by accepting offer and paying seat fee by this deadline
Traditional application deadline
Traditional applicants who have received offer letter need to fully finalize acceptance for admissions to the MSW program by accepting offer and paying seat fee by this deadline

Apply Today

Applications open Oct. 1. Advanced Standing deadline is Feb. 1 & Traditional deadline is Mar. 1.
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Unique Curricula

The curriculum prepares students for the professional responsibilities of social work and helps them acquire the skills needed for effective social work practice. The unique curricula is reflective of community needs and designed to prepare students for the changing world of social work.

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Real World Experience  

MSW students have required practicums, or internship, each semester that provides students with a real world learning experience in a safe environment.

Field Education

Support for a Successful Journey

BSW Orientation

Individualized Support

Required academic advising each semester, all students receive professional and faculty advising, 32,575 hours/year of individualized field practicum support, and all programs and field hold required orientations each year.
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Added Value Opportunities

Students engaged in research, three faculty-led study abroad locations focusing on global social work, pathways to the professional series, active BSW Student group, numerous opportunities to provide input and help shape and improve school policies and procedures.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholars and Fellows Program, Multicultural Scholars Program, DEI Council, RISE, more than 100 events with specific focus on social justice topics, annual DEI end of the year celebrations, culture that acknowledges, supports, and honors diversity.

Learn More

Download the MSW program guide, register to attend a virtual, interactive webinar or ask us a question.
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Social Work is Social Justice

How do you want to make an impact on the world? We support, encourage and collaborate with all of our partners to create change and free the world of injustices.

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Want to help others

By 2030, there will be a total shortfall of 195,000 social workers nationally.

Licensing & Career Options
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Our recruiter is available and ready to answer questions and help with next steps.

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