Graduates of UM’s School of Social Work share a passion and commitment to the empowerment of individuals, families and communities, and the promotion of a more just society. Our faculty and students are involved in a broad range of research and practice opportunities that contribute to a dynamic teaching-learning context. These collaborative efforts have resulted in program and practice innovations that are making a difference in Montana and beyond. Online MSW program is now available online.


among the most affordable social work programs


earn your BSW from UM while staying in your home community with our 2+2 program



Special Options

  • Student with Older Adult


    The world is getting older and so too are its residents. Want to learn how to best serve our aging population?  A minor in gerontology is a great place to start. Learn about the normal aging process, health and social challenges associated with aging, health and social services systems for older adults, and the social policies impacting the elderly and their families.

  • Counselor with patient

    Licensed Addiction Counseling

    Substance use disorders take enormous tolls on individuals, families and communities. The need for social workers to develop skills in the areas of prevention, intervention and social policy surrounding substance abuse is essential for those who hope to work in the field of addictions. UM can help you get started towards your licensing credential so you can help those who are battling dependencies.

  • Child reading

    Certificate in Human Services

    Partnering with the Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development, the School of Social Work offers a Certificate in Human Services for those interested in working with high risk children and families. This online, self-paced certification is ideal for anyone who works with children and families who are affected by disability, mental health issues, and adverse childhood experiences.

Video: Distance Program Opportunities

Get your Bachelors of Social Work while staying in your home community through our 2+2 program.