Earn your master's in social work from a top-ranked accredited M.S.W. program.
Social work is your calling. Be the change needed to help improve lives, stand up to injustices and prevent social problems. Study at North Dakota's only M.S.W. program.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-3 years
- Credit hours:
- 36 (on-campus or online concentration) or 60 (online foundation)
Why earn an M.S.W. degree?
M.S.W. Degree Online or On-Campus
The Advanced Generalist emphasis prepares you for all practice settings, including clinical social work. You will be prepared to provide advanced social services and develop the skills needed for advanced positions.
We provide financial support to qualified students who commit to working in an approved child welfare agency in North Dakota upon graduation.
Get involved with our national award-winning Student Social Work Association or Phi Alpha, the social work honor society.
UND is home to the Children and Family Services Training Center, providing research and training with a strong rural focus. The Center certifies all new child welfare workers and all North Dakota foster parents.
Internships are available in various agencies and include training to provide vital services in rural communities.
Participate in the web-based Leadership Academy for Supervisors (LAS) for experienced child welfare supervisors. Most participants live and work in rural areas with limited access to training.
What can I do with a M.S.W. degree?
M.S.W. Degree Courses
How is the online master's in social work offered?
Live Online M.S.W. Classes
Synchronous classes are held in real-time. If you’re the kind of learner who likes active discussion and immediate feedback through live interaction, you’ll enjoy this online course format.
Every class is different, but generally, you’ll log into a virtual classroom at scheduled times to:
- Listen to a lecture.
- Ask questions.
- Participate in class discussions.
- Conduct group activities.
- Participate in video-sharing.
- Have chat conversations.
- Use interactive whiteboards.
- Take live polls.
You should prepare for your classes by finishing any assigned readings, compiling questions for your instructor, and thinking about how to contribute to the next live class.
While the majority of your courses are offered online, you’ll come to campus to complete portions of the program. Here, you’ll extend and apply the knowledge you’ve learned online through hands-on activities. Our students find tremendous value in having the opportunity to personally interact with their instructors and fellow students.
Local Social Work Field Placement
You'll participate in a 500-hour field placement to better serve your own community, and may be completed in your local community. Background checks are required prior to entry into field placements.
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