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Master of Social Work, Advanced-Standing, Regular Program, Online Program

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work degree program (MSW) was established in 1991 and accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The School of Social Work at Boise State University offers both Regular-Program MSW and Advanced Standing MSW Programs in person, as well as an Online MSW program. The Advanced Standing Programs are designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Regular-Program MSW is for students with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines.

In Boise, the Regular-Program MSW requires two years of study. The Boise Advanced Standing MSW may be completed in one year of full-time study or a student may enroll in the Half-Time Advanced Standing Program.

Information regarding state specific licensure requirements is listed below and apply to the Advanced Standing program (both full-time and part-time), the Regular MSW program and the Online MSW program.

Master of Social Work Disclosures by State

Alabama

Alabama Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Alabama and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Alabama’s State Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Arizona

Arizona Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Arizona and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Arizona’s Board of Behavioral Health Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Arkansas

Arkansas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Arkansas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Arkansas’ Board of Social Work Licensing Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

California

California Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of California and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of California has in place additional requirements to practice, including California specific course work and examination. Please carefully review California’s  Board of Behavioral Sciences website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Colorado

Colorado Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Colorado and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Connecticut

Connecticut Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Connecticut and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Connecticut’s Department of Public Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Delaware

Delaware Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Delaware and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Delaware’s Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the District of Columbia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review the District of Columbia’s DC Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Florida

Florida Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Florida and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of Florida has in place additional requirements to practice, including a clinically oriented Social Work elective. Please carefully review Florida’s  Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling website for additional details about obtaining licensure. In addition, review the Education Worksheet that is necessary to complete as part of the application for licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Hawaii

Hawaii Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Hawaii and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Hawaii’s Professional and Vocational Licensing Division website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Idaho

Idaho Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Idaho and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Idaho’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Illilnois

Illinois Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Illinois and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Illinois’ Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/1/2020.

Indiana

Indiana Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Indiana and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Indiana’s Professional Licensing Agency website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Iowa

Iowa Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Iowa and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Iowa’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Kansas

Kansas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Kansas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Kansas’ Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Kentucky

Kentucky Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Kentucky and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Kentucky’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Louisiana

Louisiana Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Louisiana and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Louisiana’s State Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Maine

Maine Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Maine and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Maine’s Professional and Financial Regulation website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Please note that the state of Maine requires 12 hours of coursework in family or intimate partner violence. An applicant for initial licensure who cannot demonstrate completion of the required 12 hours of course work at the time the application is submitted shall submit documentation that the requirement has been met upon the applicant’s first application for renewal.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Maryland

Maryland Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Maryland and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Maryland’s Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Massachusetts and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Massachusetts’ Board of Registration of Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Michigan

Michigan Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Michigan and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Minnesota

Minnesota Licensure Information

Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program – Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Master of Social Work may not meet professional licensure standards for the state of Minnesota. The state of Minnesota requires an additional 116 curriculum hours to practice beyond what can be obtained through required courses.  Ninety of those hours can be obtained after graduation through continuing education.  The remaining 26 hours can be obtained in the MSW program but will require an additional elective course (3 instead of 2). Please carefully review Minnesota’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure as well as the Minnesota Board of Social Work’s form on certification of clinical clock hours (PDF). The Advanced Standing program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Regular Master of Social Work Program & Online Program – Boise State University’s Standard Master of Social Work program meets professional licensure standards for the state of Minnesota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of Minnesota has in place additional requirements to practice. These additional requirements can be obtained through additional workshops or continuing education units, please carefully review Minnesota’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure as well as the Minnesota Board of Social Work’s form on certification of clinical clock hours.

Information was last reviewed 5/5/2020.

Missouri

Missouri Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Missouri and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Missouri’s Professional Registration website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/7/2020.

Montana

Montana Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards to be a Licensed Clinical Social Work Candidate in the state of Montana and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Montana’s Board of Behavioral Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

Nebraska

Nebraska Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Nebraska and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/7/2020.

Nevada

Nevada Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Nevada and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Nevada’s Board of Examiners for Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New Hampshire and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  In New Hampshire there is no licensure for recent MSW graduates, however, MSW graduates can apply for pre-licensure supervised practice as a step towards obtaining a Clinical Social Work license. Please review New Hampshire’s Board of Mental Health Practice website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/7/2020.

New Jersey

New Jersey Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New Jersey and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

New Mexico

New Mexico Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New Mexico and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review New Mexico’s Regulations and Licensing Department website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Please note that applicants must take a  Board approved class on New Mexico Cultures if they obtain their Social Work degree outside of New Mexico. A “Cultural Course Information” website link is located at the top of the website with more information on board approved cultural courses.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

New York

New York Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New York and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of New York has in place additional requirements to practice, including coursework or training on the identification and reporting of child abuse offered by a New York approved provider and two electives that provide clinical content. Additionally, students in the Advanced Standing program may have difficulties meeting New York State semester hour limitations. Please carefully review New York’s Office of the Professions website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

North Carolina

North Carolina Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of North Carolina and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review North Carolina’s Social Work Certification and Licensure Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

North Dakota

North Dakota Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of North Dakota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review North Dakota’s Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/14/2020.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Oklahoma and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Oklahoma’s State Board of Licensed Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Oregon

Oregon Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Oregon and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Oregon’s Board of Licensed Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Pennsylvania and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of Pennsylvania has in place additional requirements to practice, including three hours of training approved by the Department of Human Services on child abuse recognition and reporting. Please carefully review Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Rhode Island and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Rhode Island’s Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

South Carolina

South Carolina Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of South Carolina and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review South Carolina’s Labor, Licensing and Regulation website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

South Dakota

South Dakota Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of South Dakota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review South Dakota’s Board of Social Worker Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Tennessee

Tennessee Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Tennessee and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Tennessee’s Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Texas

Texas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Texas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Texas’ Board of Social Worker Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Utah

Utah Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Utah and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Vermont

Vermont Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Vermont and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of Vermont has in place additional requirements to practice, including the successful completion of the Vermont Jurisprudence Examination. Please carefully review Vermont’s Secretary of State website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Virginia

Virginia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Virginia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Virginia’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Washington

Washington Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Washington and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The state of Washington has in place additional requirements to practice, including four hours of HIV/AIDS training. Please carefully review Washington’s State Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

West Virginia

West Virginia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of West Virginia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review West Virginia’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Wisconsin and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Wyoming

Wyoming Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Wyoming and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Wyoming’s Mental Health Professions Licensing Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of Puerto Rico and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Puerto Rico’s Department of State website for additional details about obtaining licensure and note that applicants must be legal residents of Puerto Rico.

Information was last reviewed 5/21/2020.

U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of U.S. Virgin Islands and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review the U.S. Virgin Island’s Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/26/2020.

American Samoa

American Samoa Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for territory of American Samoa. The Master’s of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review American Samoa’s Human and Social Services website for more information about clinical and social services in American Samoa.

Information last reviewed 5/26/2020.

Guam

Guam Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of Guam and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Guam’s Licensure Flowchart for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/26/2020.

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of Marshall Islands. The Master’s of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Information last reviewed 5/26/2020.

Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of the Federated States of Micronesia. The Master’s of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Information last reviewed 5/26/2020.

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of the Northern Mariana Islands and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review the Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 5/26/2020.

Palau

Palau Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Master of Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of Palau. The Master’s of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Information last reviewed 5/26/2020.