Why earn your Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at Missouri State?
It's flexible and all online
With full-time or part-time options, you can earn your degree at your own pace. The program is 100% online, so classes will fit your schedule.
Enjoy lower costs, high quality
Missouri State has affordable tuition rates. You’ll save money without sacrificing quality – MSU’s social work program has been fully accredited since the 1970s.
Two program options to suit your needs
The advanced or regular standing options ensure you only take the courses you need to graduate.
Advance your career: Become an LCSW
Your courses prepare you for advanced generalist practice. You can become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or pursue other career paths.
Want to know more? Attend a program informational meeting
Our online informational meetings held in the fall are a great way to explore the program.
- What: MSW fall informational meeting
- When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
- Where: Join on Zoom
- Meeting ID: 4178364213
- About: We’ll cover program requirements, the application process, costs and answer your questions.
Choose the right path for you
Do you already have a CSWE-accredited bachelor’s degree in social work?
You may qualify for the advanced standing option, where you can finish your MSW in just one year (three semesters) if you take classes full-time.
If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW), the regular standing option is for you.
Impact lives at a greater level and boost your earning potential.
Access program resources
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Missouri State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
CSWE is a national association of social work education programs that is designed to enhance the quality of social work education.