If your undergraduate degree is in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, you may qualify for the advanced standing, one-year (30 semester hours) Master of Social Work program.
Please visit the Student Hub to learn about upcoming MSW Information Sessions. We also invite you to set up an advising appointment by calling 303-556-3474.
The Master of Social Work Program does not give credit for life experience for, or in substitution of, any part of the MSW Program course requirements, the foundation year coursework, or the concentration year required coursework and electives.
Each student will choose one of the following concentration areas:
Students who are accepted into the Individuals & Families Concentration will study, research and apply knowledge through practice using the knowledge, values and skills related to working as advanced clinical social workers with individuals, families and groups. Within this area of concentration, students will choose to focus study and field work on one of the health and mental health tracks:
After graduation, MSWs are eligible to complete additional state requirements to earn Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) status.
With a focus on program management and organizational leadership, this concentration covers the knowledge, values and skills related to making large system changes. Students who are accepted into the Macro Practice Concentration will apply knowledge through macro practice field experience. With macro practice social worker experience, career options include:
After graduation, you can complete additional state requirements to earn your Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
Because of the intense, demanding nature of graduate-level courses and field experiences, MSU Denver's Master of Social Work program is primarily designed for full-time students who are not working full time, however the program does have options for part-time students.
The heavy course load, whether you're in the regular or advance standing cohort, totals 30 semester hours per year. Full-time students can expect to finish the Advanced Standing program in one year. Part-time students can expect to finish the Advanced Standing program in two years.
Graduate Level Tuition and Fees FY 2013-14 (PDF 97 KB)