Master of Social Work (MSW)
Take your career in social work to the next level
The mission of Northern Arizona University’s MSW program, grounded in the history, purpose, and values of the profession, is to educate competent generalist and advanced generalist social workers for practice with diverse populations and multi-level social systems in local, regional, and global contexts.
Our generalist and advanced generalist foci are grounded in social work knowledge, values, and skills, geared towards practice with rural and Indigenous populations of the Southwest. This program is targeted on addressing poverty, structural racism, and oppression; providing leadership in promoting human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice; and service with vulnerable and under-served populations locally, regionally, and globally.
Program options that fit your needs
- The two-year online Master of Social Work program will begin Fall of 2018.
- The one-year online Master of Social Work with Advanced Standing will begin May of 2019.
- The two-year in-person Master of Social Work program will begin in Fall 2019.
All MSW programs require 15 credit hours/semester, which include a 225-hour field education internship.