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.
Mission Statement and Goals
The University of North Dakota's Master of Social Work Program provides broad access to quality graduate education that prepares versatile advanced generalist practitioners with the necessary knowledge, values, and skills to enhance human well-being and to serve as leaders in their communities in North Dakota, the region, and beyond.
To 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.
- 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
- 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.