UNI's Department of Social Work




The University of Northern Iowa is one of three state institutions. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees across a variety of disciplines. The MSW Program and the Baccalaureate Program are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Department of Social Work is part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The university is located in the Cedar Falls - Waterloo area of northeast Iowa.

A new Master of Social Work Program began in the Fall of 2000 and offers the opportunity for students to advance their careers and further their expertise in either advanced micro or social administration tracks.


Program Mission


The mission of the Department of Social Work, in keeping with the broader mission of the University and the purposes of professional social work education, is to prepare students for competent, effective, and ethical - beginning and advanced - professional practice and leadership; to conduct scholarship that advances knowledge; and to provide services to local, state, national, and international communities. Using multidimensional theory, knowledge and skills, students and faculty are committed to enhancing human potential and growth in diverse human systems. This commitment is supported by the promotion of multi-cultural sensitivity, human rights, and social and economic justice within a framework of social work values and ethics.


Why Choose Social Work?


Featured Stories
CROW Forum, featuring Megan Vogt, Recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender Award

Megan Vogt, MSW Foundation Student, presented her Outstanding Graduate Research Paper at the CROW Forum in April.

Title: “Portrayals of Feminism: Through the Eyes of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney”

Research in the Capital

Tuesday, April 1st was "Research in the Capitol" wherein the honors programs from the Regents universities collaborated to highlight the quality undergraduate research taking place at all three state...