Department of Social Work
We proudly offer graduate and undergraduate social work degrees accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Excellent Job Outlook
Because our students succeed in a rigorous academic setting, they are highly recruited by employers in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the western regions of Minnesota. Additionally, the Online MSW Program serves students nationwide.
Growth rate for social workers through 2031. The average growth rate for all occupations is 5 percent.
Average UND graduate starting salary
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Programs & Degrees
UND's social work degree is flexible to meet your needs with online and on-campus course options. You'll graduate ready to serve vulnerable people and communities with a particular focus on rural and underserved populations.
Complete your master's in Social Work by attending classes on campus or online. There are two options to obtain your degree. The Advanced Standing Program is for students with an undergraduate degree in Social Work. The Foundation Program is for students with an undergraduate degree in a related field.
Prepare to make a lasting impact on older generations with UND's minor in Gerontology. This interdisciplinary minor in gerontology enhances professionals’ capacity to work with older persons.
Help others avoid and recover from addiction with professional training in substance abuse and addictions.
Children & Family Services Training Center (CFSTC)
Established in the Department of Social Work in 1984, CFSTC serves as the primary training agency for child welfare services in North Dakota. CFSTC is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.
Academic Year 2021-2022.
Social Work Mission Statement
Through its teaching, scholarship and service, the University of North Dakota Social Work Department advances social, economic and environmental justice, and enhances human well-being and quality of life within the state, region, and beyond.