The University of Montana School of Social Work invites you to join us in a dynamic, challenging, and satisfying profession that is committed to the empowerment of individuals, families, and communities and the promotion of a more just society. The University of Montana offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work (BSW and MSW).
Through the Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development, the University serves as a premier resource for the latest research into policies and best practices for child welfare and provides continuing education for professionals, caregivers, and parents.
Master of Social Work-Advanced Standing Program
The University of Montana School of Social Work is excited to announce the launch of our Master of Social Work-Advanced Standing Program. This program will recognize the foundational social work knowledge gained through qualifying/accredited BSW or BSSW degree programs and will provide the opportunity for qualified applicants to complete their MSW education in one year.
The Advanced Standing Program is a 37-credit, full-time option delivered synchronously online. Accepted students will complete a 9-credit summer bridge program, then complete all required Specialization year courses and 6 credits of elective courses over the fall and spring semesters. Advanced Standing students will participate in an enhanced practicum where they will gain real-world social work skills and knowledge while promoting social justice and serving marginalized members of their local community.
The Advanced Standing Program will open for applications for the summer 2024 cohort on September 15, 2023, and the application period has been extended and will close on February 5, 2024.