Careers and Outcomes

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Becoming an ethical leader

As a graduate of the Missouri State School of Social Work, you will be prepared to become an ethical leader in the social services, with a commitment to community improvement and a respect for the diversity of its members. The BSW degree prepares you for an entry-level career in the social work field.

Career options

The combination of academic classes and real-world experience in a social service setting provides you with exceptional preparation for employment or graduate school.

Specifically, our BSW graduates find employment in a variety of social service settings:



  • Child welfare
  • Division of Family Services
  • Division of Youth Services
  • Home health care agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Juvenile court
  • Nursing homes
  • Policy and advocacy organizations
  • Programs that work with high-risk youth, victims of domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Schools

Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities.