A nationally ranked MSW program. Faculty committed to student success. Meaningful experiential learning and three focus areas.
For these reasons and more, the MSW program at Northwest 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.
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 three areas: health, mental health and addictions, and school social work.
We work one-on-one with students to design practicum experiences that match your personal interests and career goals. Offering a wide range of experiential learning options, our program has partnerships with community-based organizations in the region
We offer a large variety of field experiences with opportunities in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Practicum placement is very individualized. We meet with students to learn about their interests to try and find the best possible match.
Darlene Lynch, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Social Work Program Director, IU Northwest
A diverse learning environment means you’ll interact with faculty and students from various backgrounds and points of view. Interdisciplinary training opportunities offer a chance for MSW students to learn alongside peers in other health-related disciplines.