With a concentration in family health, the Master of Social Work program develops ethical leaders in the social services, with a commitment to community improvement and a respect for the diversity of its members. Advanced practice classes provide in-depth training on counseling with couples, families and individuals from a family context.
The social work graduate program provides the education and training needed you to enter into a full-range of advanced social work roles:
The MSW program is currently offered at two campuses: one in Springfield and one in Joplin. The Springfield site is located in Pummill Hall on the main Missouri State campus, and the Joplin site is located at 724 Illinois St. The MSW program at the Joplin location is considered a satellite program and offered via Missouri State Outreach; in-state tuition is available to residents of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
The MSW course work and degree requirements are the same for both campuses. Although you select your primary campus, you may take classes at either campus, with notification to the program coordinators. Social work faculty travel or teach between both campuses at regular intervals, so students at both sites will have access to the same set of faculty teaching expertise.