Social Work Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Degree Overview

Master's in Social Work, Colorado State University

CSU’s social work master's degree features a nationally recognized advanced generalist curriculum. Students are prepared for roles as social work practitioners in complex, diverse, and dynamic settings and learn to promote human rights and individual, community, and global well-being.

Throughout your social work courses, you will learn how to:

  • Use community resources to promote the well-being of all
  • Address the complexities of people and their interactions through a recognized body of knowledge
  • Advocate for the welfare of humankind
  • Lead direct and indirect interventions that are client-centered, problem-focused, and research-based
  • Integrate research into practice, analyze value and ethical dilemmas, and add greater depth to the provision of services

Specialize by earning a certificate along with a master’s in social work

Simultaneously to earning your Master of Social Work (MSW), you can gain specialized knowledge by pursuing an Advanced Clinical Behavioral Health or PreK-12 School Social Worker graduate certificate.

Gain applicable social work skills and field experience

The social work master’s program provides a solid background in a wide range of social work applications and offers you the opportunity to gain field experience in a social service agency.

World-class instruction from experienced faculty

Learn from knowledgeable and respected Colorado State University instructors through a combination of classroom and online coursework.

A degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Our MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, which enables students to pursue professional licensure upon program completion. Additionally, the Master of Social Work is approved by the Colorado Department of Education for school social work licensure, for those students who elect to complete the additional course requirement (SOWK 560) or seek our graduate certificate in PreK-12 School Social Work.

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