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Master of Social Work

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Program Overview

The Master of Social Work program at CSU Pueblo prepares students for advanced social work practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and values for creating effective processes required to serve diverse client populations in systems of all sizes.

Students will learn how to advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs as well as promote social justice.

Our program offers two entry options for students:

 Specialized: Admission directly into the MSW program once a student has been awarded an accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.

 Generalist: Admission into the MSW program by anyone with any social work-related undergraduate degree.

Our program offers several learning formats. You can complete courses online or in a hybrid format with on-campus instruction. 

Program Admission

At the February 2022 COA Meeting, the MSW Program at CSU Pueblo received initial accreditation through February 2030. We have a progress report to be submitted by December 2022 on Standard 4.0.4

"While in the process of taking my final math courses, I had a professor talk to me about Social Work because the treatment I received from the VA just wasn't cutting it. I wasn't happy, and now I want to do something different. All of us have some sort of need, and sometimes we can't figure out what is the best way to take care of that need. We're not in the field of giving advice but giving options. I will always have my door open to help people and that's just the nature of what we do." 

Daniel McFadden, MSW Program Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

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    IS THE GMAT OR GRE REQUIRED FOR ADMITTANCE?

    The GMAT or GRE are not required for admission.

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    WHAT IS THE CSWE ACCREDITATION?

    CSWE is an acronym that stands for the Council on Social Work Education.

     

    This accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the only accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
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    WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE IN THE GENERALIST YEAR?

    The Generalist consists of 34 credit hours. Curriculum requirements are available here

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    WHAT COURSES WILL I TAKE IN THE SPECIALIZED YEAR?

    The Specialized (and Advanced Standing) year consists of 41 credits. Curriculum requirements are available here

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    DO I HAVE TO DO A FIELD PLACEMENT?

    Yes. CSWE requires at least 900 clock hours of field placement for all MSW students. Our students complete 948 hours.

    Students will complete 448 clock hours in the Generalist year and 500 clock hours in the Specialized (and Advanced Standing) year.

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    CAN I DO MY FIELD PLACEMENT IN MY PLACE OF WORK?

    In some circumstances, you may be able to complete your field hours at your agency or place of work. There are restrictions, including doing a different job under a different supervisor (must be an MSW with at least 2 years of post-MSW practice experience) and a signed agreement from your agency director (this is to protect your employment in case your field placement does not work out).

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    Am I qualified for scholarships?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

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    Who can I talk to about my financial aid or my bill?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly to ensure your aid and bill look correct. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins. 

Summer 2022

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$500 Scholarship Opportunity

Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

Summer Scholarship Interest Form

Schedule Advising

Registration is Open

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Registration for both summer and fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

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Department of Social Work

Contact Graduate Studies

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