Master of Social Work
The M.S.W. Program offers advanced generalist curriculum that prepares students to practice competently in a variety of settings and across practice levels. Upon completion of this program, the student will have earned an M.S.W. degree.
M.S.W. Advanced Generalist Concentration
- For Applicants with Advanced Standing*
- On Campus or Online
- 36 Credits
- 1+ Years to Complete
- On Campus: Classes held primarily Thursday and Friday
Online: Live Web Classes held Evenings
- Online: 1 Required Campus Visit
M.S.W. Generalist Foundation
- For Applicants without Advanced Standing*
- Online Only
- 60 Credits
- 3+ Years to Complete
- Live Web Classes held Evenings
- 2 Required Campus Visits
*Advanced Standing requires the individual to have completed their Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree from a CSWE accredited program prior to being accepted.
Upcoming Information Sessions
Monday, November 27th, 4-5 p.m. CST | Online via Zoom
M.S.W. Mission Statement and Goals
The University of North Dakota’s Master of Social Work Program provides quality, accessible, and affordable graduate education to prepare ethical, advanced-generalist, social work professionals to serve as transformative leaders in their communities in North Dakota, the region, and beyond.
We prepare advanced generalist social work practitioners who:
- Have a strong identification with the social work profession, be committed to its highest ethical ideals, and embrace the role of change agent.
- Continually strive to increase their cultural competence and understand and respect human diversity.
- Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and advocate for social and economic justice.
- Synthesize and effectively apply a broad range of advanced knowledge and skills across practice levels that prepares them to assume leadership roles and work in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary professional capacity.
- Have a passion for critical inquiry and a commitment to lifelong learning.