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Master of Social Work Program

A master’s degree program from Metropolitan State University of Denver

MSU Denver's Master of Social Work program combines academic, research and field experience into an intense, demanding program that teaches:


Clinical assessment and intervention skills
Evidence-based practice
Ethical decision-making
Scientific inquiry
Cultural sensitivity and global awareness
Leadership and teamwork
Personal reflection and self-correction

Council on Social Work Accreditation:

The MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Regular (2-Year)Program

If your undergraduate degree is not in social work, you must complete the full, two-year (60 semester hours) Master of Social Work program, including certain prerequisites. If you are ready to apply, carefully review the admissions requirements.

Advanced Standing Program

If your undergraduate degree is in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education within the last six years, you may qualify for the advanced standing, one-year (30 semester hours) Master of Social Work program. If you are ready to apply, carefully review the admissions requirements.