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MSW

at IUPUI - School Headquarters

Prepare for advanced professional practice while exploring a focus area that ignites your passion for service and improves your marketability.

Your next step begins here #

A nationally ranked MSW program with faculty who are experts in the field. Meaningful experiential learning. Five focus areas and a flexible path to graduation. For these reasons and more, the MSW program at IUPUI prepares you for the next step in your professional journey. Our clinical and community practice curriculum arms you with the broad knowledge to work across social work’s continuum and be licensed for both micro- and macro-level practice.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the MSW program is offered at IUPUI and six other IU campuses across the state. We also offer the MSW Direct Online Program.

11,000+
Alumni
#1
Providers of Mental Health Care in the U.S.
+12%
Overall Growth in Social Work

Our Programs #

IU’s multifaceted MSW curriculum is designed to help students master professional practice through foundational knowledge, clinical and community practice, research and evaluation, and specialized focus in one of five areas. A unique feature of IU’s MSW program, the focus areas offered at IUPUI include:

Dual Programs and Certificate #

Expand your knowledge and credentials with our MSW/MPH or MSW/JD or certificate program—including the nation’s only e-social work certificate. In addition, our collaborative, student-centered environment allows you to build your professional network with faculty and fellow students while you learn.

Unlike other MSW programs, ours concentrates on both clinical and community practice, so students are broadly prepared and highly marketable. This gives them the freedom to build their careers however they choose.

Yvonne Fitzgerald, MSW, LSW,
MSW Student Services Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist
Indiana University School of School Work

700 +
community partners

Experiential learning fuels interests, sharpens skills #

Our experienced field team works closely with you to design practicum experiences that inspire and challenge. IU Social Work’s strong relationships with more than 700 community partners in central Indiana and across the state make it possible to find opportunities that complement your interests and career goals. If an international experience excites you, explore one of our practicum opportunities in Croatia or South Korea. The opportunities are endless.

A graduate program that works for you #

Sometimes life takes the unexpected turn. That’s why we’ve structured our program to be flexible in meeting student needs. You have up to six years to complete the full degree program. And with all MSW courses offered every term, it’s easy to resume your studies after a pause. IU BSW graduates who enter the program with advanced standing can finish their MSW degree in just 12 months.

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Attend a live information session #

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