The mission of Utah State University's MSW program is consistent with the intent of CSWE Educational Policy standards regarding the purpose and structure of social work education and with the University's mission and vision. The mission is grounded in the Social Work Department's guiding philosophy which is based on two broad traditions: generalist and advanced generalist social work practice and the land grant university heritage. The program is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Utah, the nation, and the world, through community engagement, leadership development, research and extension, and is reflective of the fundamental need to adjust social institutions to the democratic and egalitarian ideals of both the University and Social Work profession.
2 Year Program
The two-year full-time program begins fall semester each year. Over the course of semesters, students will complete 60 credits. In addition to coursework students in the two year program will complete two internship, or practicum, experiences totaling 900 hours of field education. Applications may be submitted in the Fall prior to admittance. Notification of admittance will be distributed in December of each application cycle.
- A bachelor's degree in any field that will be completed before matriculation in the degree program
- A 3.0 or higher GPA for most recent 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
- Completion of a quantitative course (research or statistics) and intro to social/behavioral course.
- Three satisfactory letters of recommendation (templated form that will be sent to recommenders using contact information provided by applicant)
- A statement of purpose (templated form within application portal)
- Completed Resume (templated form within application portal)
- $55 application fee
- Group Interview*
- *Interviewees will be determined after the first phase of the application review process. Not all applicants will be invited to interview.
In the state of Utah, graduates with a master's degree in Social Work are eligible to be licensed as certified social workers (CSW) upon graduation and are also eligible to begin working toward clinical licensure (LCSW). Students may obtain further information on licensure from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Tel. (801) 530-6628 or http://dopl.utah.gov. There are many career opportunities for social workers who can practice in a wide variety of public and private agency settings, child welfare, youth services, mental health, criminal justice, hospitals, to name just a few. Social workers also work with diverse client populations. The job market for social workers is expanding, both locally and nationally.
For Questions about the MSW program
Class / Practicum Requirements
Cost of Attendance
|Application Decision Notification
|August 1, 2023
|November 1, 2023
|July 1, 2024
|October 1, 2024
|July 1, 2025
|October 1, 2025
|July 1, 2026
|October 1, 2026
NO Entrance Exam is Required for Utah State University's MSW Program