Live your passion for social change. Our MSW program prepares graduates for leadership and direct-practice positions in a host of professional settings, ranging from health, aging and mental health to public education, multicultural communities and nonprofit or government agencies.

We offer three distinct degree paths—Advanced Standing, Day and Extended Degree programs—to accommodate the personal and professional interests of our students as well as their educational backgrounds and work-life demands. 

In 2019, our MSW program was ranked No. 3 in the country out of more than 250 advanced social work programsIn 2017, the UW School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Center for University Rankings for its influential research and broad impact. 

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and designed to prepare students seeking to innovate, lead and practice in a multicultural world facing complex social challenges. 

 

 

MSW Adv. Standing Program

Fall application deadline: Jan. 2, 2020

Our full-time and part-time MSW Advanced Standing Program is for applicants with an undergraduate degree in social work or social welfare.

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MSW Day Program

Fall application deadline: Jan. 2, 2020

This full-time MSW Day Program, which combines classroom learning with faculty-guided fieldwork, is usually completed within two years.

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MSW Extended Degree Program

Fall application deadlines
Priority: Jan. 2, 2020, Final: Feb. 13, 2020

EDP classes are held for working professionals in the evening and on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays.

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