The University is committed to nontraditional graduate students in the West Plains area, offering live and/or blended courses in the late afternoons and evenings. Several of the courses are also delivered online.
The program emphasis is the Family Health Social Work perspective which allows graduates to work within the micro, mezzo, and macro-practice social work fields. The curriculum is infused with clinical, organizational, and advocacy skills. Upon graduation, students can pursue the LMSW and/or the LCSW license.
The Master of Social Work in West Plains offers the regular MSW program in part-time status, which consists of 62 graduate level credit hours. Each student will complete two professional practicum placements for a total of 975 clock hours within two different approved field agencies. Students with a bachelor’s degree in social work should contact the School of Social Work at (417) 836-6953 for information on the Advanced Standing program available on the MSU Springfield campus.
Fully accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Do you want to help people in various ways as a master-trained professional? Would you like to be the voice of those who cannot advocate for themselves? Are you interested in advancing social justice?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then the profession of social work may be for you. An MSW opens the door to countless occupations, from direct client care to social policy formulation at the local, state, and national levels.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor: Employment for social workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016, by an increase of 22 percent in the 2006-2016 decade. Job prospects are expected to be favorable, particularly for social workers who specializing in the aging population or in rural areas.
The employment opportunities for MSW graduates are as diverse as our society.