Our commitment to our students
Missouri State's Master of Social Work program is dedicated to providing quality education. To meet the needs of students, we offer many courses during the evening, which allows our students to spend their days studying and engaging in community projects. For students who have competing work or family obligations, we also offer a part-time program. Our program has a reputation as a leader in the region, and we have degree paths that serve students throughout southwest Missouri, including cohorts that begin in Joplin and West Plains.
All students engage in intensive field experiences to practice new skills under supervision, training that provides a strong foundation for careers in social work. Our graduates gain advanced, generalist knowledge with an emphasis in family health and are well prepared to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.