Master of Social Work (MSW) for Non-BSW Students
The online Master of Social Work (MSW) for Non-BSW program prepares you to serve as an advanced generalist social worker with values and skills consistent with the highest ideals of the profession.
This part-time, online program will give you:
-Knowledge of highly developed social work concepts and theories.
-Outstanding analytical, statistical, and evaluation skills.
-Enhanced communication skills needed for social work practice, management or program development.
-In-depth understanding of social systems.
-Increased insight into the roles social workers play.
As a graduate of the program, you will:
-Have advanced practice knowledge, values, and skills consistent with the highest ideals of the profession.
-Empower vulnerable, oppressed, disadvantaged, and rural populations.
-Maximize opportunities for every individual to realize his or her highest potential.
-Promote respect, awareness and appreciation for culture and social justice at every level of society.
The program is designed for working professionals WITHOUT a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). You will participate in "live" Web classes held at set times that are convenient for you, such as in the evenings and/or weekends. You will also participate in local field placements (as available) to apply what you learn in your own community, and will spend 5 to 6 days on the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND, for intensive labs TWICE during your program. As the only on-campus components of the program, the intensive lab experiences integrate, extend, and apply the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings.
Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you!
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 60
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999