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Master of Social Work – Boise Campus

MSW application deadline for the Boise campus:

The deadline for the next admission cycle is December 1st, 2023 (for the academic year 2024/2025).  All items must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

Master of Social Work (MSW) 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 Regular MSW Program and Advanced Standing MSW Programs. The Regular MSW Program is for students with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines. The Advanced Standing MSW 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; you can apply for the Advanced Standing programs 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.

You can choose from:

  • 2-Year Full-Time Regular MSW Program
  • 1-Year Full-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program
  • 2-Year Half-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program (applicable to Title IV-E scholars only)

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.

MSW Program Management Assistant
Demi Hoff
Ph: (208) 426-1568

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

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