Department of Social Work
We are proud to offer graduate (M.S.W.) and undergraduate (B.S.S.W.) degrees in social work, both 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 Distance M.S.W. Program serves students throughout the United States with recent graduates and students from 33 states.
Top Ranked Social Work Program
The Department of Social Work is in the top 25% in the total number of students enrolled in undergraduate programs at UND and the top 15% in the total number of students enrolled in graduate programs at UND.
The online master's of social work program has been ranked #1 in the nation by Best College Reviews and #3 by Nonprofit Colleges Online. We have a strong presence on campus and in the external social work practice community with agencies contracted to provide field education to our students throughout the region.
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 and is funded by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.
The Department of Social Work at the University of North Dakota activities are guided by its mission statement "to advance knowledge and learning and to prepare competent, responsive, and ethical social workers who empower vulnerable populations, promote social justice, and are committed to serving diverse populations.”