Social Work Graduate Program

Connect.  Empower.  Change Lives.

Strive to improve communities at the local, national, and global levels through ethical advocacy to ultimately eradicate social, economic, and environmental injustices.

As an MSW graduate, you will demonstrate this through the utilization of culturally-informed frameworks, multidimensional problem solving approaches, research-informed practice methods, and evidence-based theories.

Degree options

Miss out on the MSW Fall Informational Meeting? 

Check out the video from the meeting to learn about the MSW Program and application process. 

MSW Informational Meeting 2019 

Careers in social work

Versatility of jobs

An MSW is one of the most versatile graduate degrees in the helping field.

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Variety of work in high demand

Graduates are widely employable and serve diverse populations in a vast range of human areas.

Work with individuals, families, groups, and communities to provide basic needs and enhance human well-being.


MSW's are leaders in their communities, often taking on roles as independent practitioners, developers and coordinators of policy and research to promote social justice.

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Student-Centered Quality Education

While we have continued to serve students in our classrooms, we have been exploring and developing high quality, interactive distance methods that will promote accessibility. The MSW Program will be the first to provide a distance option with the goal of serving our region more flexibly. We are working with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to ensure that our new distance programs will continue to have the quality our students and community expect from MSU. We will share more details as they become available!