Master of Social Work in West Plains

Support your community. Impact society.  

Make a measurable impact on your community while improving the lives of others with clinical, organizational and advocacy skills. Be prepared to help others cope with life's challenges and obstacles, strengthening families and positively impacting society.  

Become a community leader advocating for social, environmental and economic justice. Our required practicums ensure you have hands-on, practical experience.  

Course formats support busy schedules 

Take courses on a part-time basis while fulfilling life's other responsibilities. Courses are held in the late afternoon or evening and are delivered in web conference and online formats.

Missouri State Master of Social Work students using web conference technology within the classroom.

Web conference technology allows you to interact with faculty, staff and other students, in real time, from your computer or mobile device with internet accessibility. Complete your required practicum close to home, as well, in West Plains or within the surrounding area. 

Future job prospects looks positive 

"Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, " reports The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. 

Secure employment in a number of diverse fields 

Become widely employable and serve diverse populations in a vast range of human areas. Work with individuals, families, groups and communities to provide basic needs and enhance human well-being.  

Grow your earning potential  

Make a significant impact within your community when you assume a leadership role as practitioner, developer and coordinator of policy and research to promote social justice. With increased responsibilities, you are likely to see salary increases.  

Go further with a MSU degree 

Fully accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

Maximize your investment of time and money 

Competitive tuition rates and comprehensive financial aid packages make Missouri State an exceptional choice. Our financial aid office is here to help you formulate your cost and identify funding

Continue to build on to your career even after you have earned your MSW 

A master of social work degree from Missouri State opens the door for you to pursue your LMSW and/or LCSW license, if you so choose. 

Complete your degree with or without a bachelor's degree in social work.

If your bachelor's degree is in social work, you may qualify as an advanced standing student. Advanced students may finish this degree in as little as 2 years attending part-time. If your bachelor's degree is not in social work, you may apply for the regular standing program. 

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