Our Approach

The Master of Social Work program prepares students to work in a variety of practices including mental health and aging. Students become skilled and compassionate professionals who provide comprehensive and culturally sensitive clinical care using an evidence-based approach. Demand for social work professionals is strong and employment is expected to show continued robust growth during the next 10 years.

This hybrid (online and classroom) program is cohort-based and open to students with or without academic and career experience in social work.

The 16-month Accelerated Program

This accelerated 16-month traditional program is designed for students without a bachelor's degree in social work, and a new cohort starts each fall trimester (August). Apply now through July 1, 2021 for the cohort matriculating Fall 2021.

The 12-month Advanced Standing Program

A 12-month Advanced Standing option is available for students with bachelor's degree in social work, and new cohort starts each spring semester (January). The school is accepting applications through Oct. 30, 2020 for Spring 2021. For Spring 2022, apply Oct. 1 - Aug. 1, 2021 to matriculate January 2022.

Learn more about the Master of Social Work admissions process.

Master of Social Work's Tuition and Fees, and check out our Student Aid Calculator!

Check out the Master of Social Work curriculum path and course list. 

Check out our answers to questions about the Master of Social Work program.

Attend an Event

We strongly encourage anyone interested in joining the program attend an information session to learn more.

Ready to get started?

We're here to help you navigate this journey and start the process. We strive to educate leaders in advancing the lifelong wellness of our communities.

The MSW program has launched and received Candidacy status for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. The program is going through the 3-year Candidacy Process with CSWE and expects to be fully accredited by Fall 2022. Students who graduate before the program is awarded accreditation will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. For more information, please see CSWE’s FAQ.

CSWE Accreditation Status

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