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Master of Social Work – Boise Campus

MSW application deadline for the Boise campus:

Our deadline for the next admission cycle is Friday, January 10th, 2025 (for the academic year 2025/2026)!  All items must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

Master of Social Work Graduate Programs are Offered On the Boise State Campus

Our 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 a Regular Standing MSW Program and an Advanced Standing MSW Program. The Regular MSW Program is for students with Bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines. Our Regular Standing MSW Program begins each fall semester and consists of four semesters (fall/spring; fall/spring). There are no summer classes.

The Advanced Standing MSW Program is designed for students who have earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. You can apply for the Advanced Standing program if you meet one of the following requirements:

1) you graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE (Council of Social Work Education) accredited school within the last 5 years.


2) you graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE (Council of Social Work Education) accredited school within the last 10 years and have significant post-BSW social work practice experience.

The Advanced Standing MSW program begins each summer with a 7-week summer term and continues through the following fall & spring semesters.

Graduate Program Mission

The Boise State University Masters in Social Work program prepares graduates for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities and for specialized practice to advance the well-being of individuals and families. We are committed to human rights; social, economic, and environmental justice; and diversity.

Goals of the MSW Program

The faculty have established eight goals for the MSW program:

  1. Promote academic excellence that integrates social work theory and practice with community-based experiential learning;
  2. Foster knowledge of global human conditions;
  3. Address local, state, and regional social work education and workforce needs;
  4. Foster inclusiveness and cultural humility in working with diverse and/or vulnerable populations;
  5. Prepare graduates for leadership in service delivery systems;
  6. Prepare graduates for ethical professional practice;
  7. Prepare graduates to recognize strengths and enhance the well-being of individuals and families through engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
  8. Inform practice through critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and research evidence.

Want to learn more?

We are happy to provide more information and answer your questions about the Master of Social Work program offered at the Boise State University campus.

Contact School of Social Work
Education Building, #716
(208) 426-1568

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