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Graduate Program (MSW)

Master of Social Work

Our Master of Social Work degree program (MSW) was established in 1991 and have been reaffirmed for accreditation through 2018 by the Council on Social Work Education.

The School of Social Work at Boise State University offers both Full-Program MSW and Advanced Standing MSW Programs. The Advanced Standing Programs are designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Full-Program MSW is for students with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines.

Our Master of Social Work degree program (MSW) was established in 1991 and have been reaffirmed for accreditation through 2018 by the Council on Social Work Education.

The School of Social Work at Boise State University offers both Full-Program MSW and Advanced Standing MSW Programs. The Advanced Standing Programs are designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Full-Program MSW is for students with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines.

Boise State MSW programs are intentionally small. They offer an informal climate conducive to obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for successful advanced professional direct practice in social work. A variety of practicum placements are used that can be matched to the student’s career goals. Practicum sites range from urban, inpatient psychiatric facilities to social service agencies in small, frontier communities. The mission and objectives of the MSW program have been formulated to reflect the human resource needs of Idaho and the northern Rocky Mountain region.

In Boise the Full-Program MSW requires two years of study. The Boise Advanced Standing MSW may be completed in one year of full-time study.

The Northern Idaho Advanced Standing MSW Program began in June 2006 in Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene. The Advanced Standing MSW may be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of half-time study. A three-year Full-Program MSW is also available for students with baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than Social Work. For more information, please contact respective site coordinators. All Northern Idaho MSW programs are accredited as part of the Boise State University MSW Program.

Advanced Standing and Full-Program MSW degrees are offered by the Boise State University on the campus of the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. The Advanced Standing MSW may be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of half-time study. The Full-Program MSW is available for students with baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than Social Work, and it is designed to be completed in three years. For more information, please contact site coordinator. The Twin Falls program is accredited as part of the Boise State University MSW Program.

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