School of Social Work

Mission statement

The School of Social Work focuses on improving the health and well-being of people in Missouri, the nation, and the global community through education, research, and service.  MSU’s School of Social Work values diversity, promotes interprofessional approaches, instills the public affairs mission, and encourages the development of lifelong learning skills.

Meaningful work that impacts vulnerable populations

When you choose to study social work at Missouri State, you will join a thriving program in the College of Health and Human Services. With a Bachelor of Social Work, you will be prepared to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. If you continue your education with a Master of Social Work, you can work independently as a practitioner with clinical and policy skills.  

The School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


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Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and a diverse range of courses.

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A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.