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Fuel your passion for service

Indiana University’s nationally ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the social work field. Our curriculum covers both clinical and community practice, preparing you for licensure in both micro- and macro-level social work.

Key Features:

Program available at six IU campuses, full online program for your convenience, and our newest location: Lafayette, on the Ivy Tech campus.

Specialized focus areas at each campus.

Customized practicum experiences with a diverse range of community service organizations.

Join us to gain a comprehensive education that enables you to make a difference.

A graduate program that works for you #

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. That’s why we’ve structured our program to be flexible in meeting student needs. You have up to six years to complete the full degree program. And with all MSW courses offered every term, it’s easy to resume your studies after a pause.

Key Feature:

Advanced Standing Option: IU Bachelor of Social Work graduates who enter the program with advanced standing can finish their Master of Social Work degree in just 12 months.

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Career outlook and Rankings

Clinical & Community Practice Curriculum #

Dual Programs and Certificate #

Enhance your education and career opportunities with Indiana University’s specialized programs.

We offer:

Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health Dual Degree: Combine social work and public health to address complex health and social issues.

Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor (JD) Dual Degree: Integrate social work with legal expertise to advocate effectively within legal systems.

Certificate Programs: Including the nation’s only e-social work certificate, designed to prepare you for the digital aspects of social work practice.

Our collaborative, student-centered environment fosters professional networking with faculty and peers, enriching your learning experience and career prospects.

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