Master of Social Work

Become a Social Work Professional

We help aspiring social workers become competent professionals.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is designed to educate and prepare students for a career at an advanced level in the social work profession. The MSW will prepare students to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), qualifying them for a wider range of employment opportunities (mental health, medical social work, child welfare, etc.) working with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, elderly, disabled, etc.). The MSW program will have three different specializations: Mental Health, Addictions, and Engaging with Diverse Populations, which will focus on the Latino, Polynesian, and Refugee communities. These areas of focus are projected to be significant areas of growth within the social work field over the next decade and beyond.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017 for the full-time program with courses delivered at the UVU Orem campus. The application is due January 15th 2017.

Program Options

This dynamic, two year full-time program offers required courses in the areas of social work practice, human behavior and social environment, social welfare policy and analysis, social work with Latino, Pacific Islanders, and other Communities of Color, social work research methods, addictions, various field practicum courses, and a capstone course. The program offers elective tracks in addictions, mental health, and engaging with diverse populations.

The addiction track offers courses in the following areas:

  • Clinical issues in substance-related addictions
  • Clinical issues in non-substance related addictions
  • Psychopharmacology

The mental health track offers courses in the following areas:

  • Spirituality in social work
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Crisis intervention
  • Couples therapy
  • Family violence across the lifespan

The engaging with diverse populations track offers courses in the following areas:

  • Advanced practice with communities of color and other diverse populations
  • Policy practice with communities of color and other diverse populations
  • Engaging and empowering the Latino community

Application Process

To apply for the full-time MSW program:

  1. Complete online application at, which includes an online essay.
  2. Provide three letters of recommendation. Name and email address of professional references will be entered in the application.
  3. Send all official university transcripts. If requesting electronic copy from your university, official transcripts must be emailed to
  4. Upload current resume that includes educational background and professional work experience.
  5. Pay $45 application fee. (The application and application fee differ for International Students).


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Information Session:

Students interested in learning more about the dynamic MSW program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming information session.

Our next information session will be held in October.

At the info session, you will hear about our program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.


Contact Us

For additional questions, contact the MSW Office by calling (801) 863-6377, or by email at