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Online MSW Program

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Become an Integrated Social Worker

Supportive Faculty

Focus on Social Justice, Anti-Racism, Rural & Indigenous Communities and Trauma Informed Practice

CSWE Accredited

Named a “Best” Social Work School by U.S. News and World Report

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  • Duration 3 years
  • Cost per Credit $600
  • Credit Hours 60

Program Benefits

  • Our integrated practice model prepares you to work with diverse populations
  • Complete 900 hours of field experience with the support of a dedicated team
  • Online, part-time, asynchronous coursework offers flexibility
  • Ranked one of the Best Schools for Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.

Prepare to Create Positive Change with an Online MSW

Succeed in creating change on interpersonal, family and community levels alongside underserved populations. In our social work graduate program, you’ll discover how to support the needs and dignity of all people.

Our MSW is structured toward integrated practice. You’ll learn to create and deliver successful, innovative programs that honor the dignity and worth of each client you serve.  You’ll emerge as an ethical, collaborative practitioner, community leader and researcher who’s ready to promote tackle the most pressing social justice issues in our country.

University of Montana’s MSW is also available on campus.

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Meet the Demand for Well-Rounded Social Workers

As a graduate of the MSW program, you’ll be ready to use research, policy analysis and advocacy in your new role to ensure your clients are provided the services they deserve.

The clinical skills and social justice focus you’ll develop in the MSW program are in high demand. The field of social work is expected to grow 9% between 2021 and 2031, resulting in 74,700 new jobs. Clinical social workers must hold an MSW degree.1

Career Outlook

Innovative Curriculum with a Social Justice Focus

Graduates are prepared to improve the human condition as an integrated practitioner. You’ll meet the educational requirements for the licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) exam.

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and The Social Environment
  • Advanced Research and Program Evaluation
  • Advanced Integrated Practice
  • Methods of Social Policy Analysis
  • The Practice of Organizational Leadership
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Apply Today to Our Online MSW Degree Program

To apply to our CSWE-accredited graduate program, submit a completed application. Our online program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree and at least a 3.0 GPA. Two years of relevant work experience is required.

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An In-Demand Degree at a Competitive Rate

At the University of Montana, we strive to keep our graduate programs affordable and encourage you to explore all of your financial aid options, including federal aid and military benefits.

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What You’ll Learn

Throughout our program, you’ll learn to provide innovative services that consider the context your clients live within. You’ll graduate ready to serve communities and individuals with diverse backgrounds through our integrated practice model.

Program Outcomes

After completing the program, you will be able to:

Supportive Faculty Enable Your Success

In their roles as instructors and academic advisors, faculty are dedicated to student success. They meet you where you are on your educational journey. Our engaged faculty members build relationships, address academic needs and provide ongoing support during field education and beyond.

Your Online Experience

The online MSW program gives you the flexibility to continue to work full time and attend to your current responsibilities. You’ll learn in a high-quality, CSWE-accredited program from faculty members who want to see you succeed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

You can earn the online MSW degree in 3 years.

Total cost for the online MSW degree is $39,900. Find out more about cost.

Yes. The program is CSWE accredited.

No. We do not require an entrance exam. Find out about our admission requirements.

Apply now to start the program in the Fall of 2023.

You’ll complete 900 clinical hours while in the MSW program. You’ll be fully supported by our field education team at all stages. Before your practicum, you’ll attend a field orientation to familiarize yourself with the process. Additionally, you’ll be part of a 9 to 10 person group led by a dedicated field liaison who guides you through the field experience and leads seminar sessions. Other support elements include a virtual field fair, practicum panels (learn about practicum experiences from more senior students), lunch and learn sessions and more.

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