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A Therapist and More

UVU MSW is considered an Advanced Generalist program. In addition to skills related to clinical social work and substance use, UVU MSW students develop skills that span social work practice at individual and community levels, including program planning, advocacy, policy analysis, and evidence-based interventions.

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Hybrid Program

UVU MSW Students attend in-person classes once per week and complete the remainder of their studies online (excluding practicum), allowing for a balance of flexibility and meaningful in-class engagement.

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An In-Demand Career

An MSW is a quick return on investment. 90% of UVU MSW graduates from 2022 and 2023 had job offers in the social work field at the time of graduation. Employment of social workers is projected to grow 9% nationally from 2021-2031 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Submission of application essays and references
  • Applications accepted annually from August through October

Application for 2024 Admission closed!

Application for 2025 admission opens August 15th, 2024


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Why Earn a Master of Social Work?

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People and Their Environment

Social workers identify and understand broad, systemic factors when providing services.

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Engaged Learning

MSW Students help real clients in need throughout their education. Students participate in field education, the signature pedagogy of social work, where they receive professional supervision.

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Social Justice

The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed, impoverished, or otherwise disadvantaged. Social workers engage in practices that advance human rights to promote social, racial, economic, and environmental justice (Council on Social Work Education).

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Various Career Pathways

Social workers are found in every facet of community life, including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, corporations, and in numerous public and private agencies (NASW).

Will the Master of Social Work Program meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit UVU Professional Licensure to learn more.