We are happy you are interested in the University of Northern Iowa's Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program. Our program is designed to prepare graduate students with the advanced knowledge and skills to become professional social workers.
The following information covers the minimum requirements for admission. Please be aware that meeting these minimum requirements does not insure admission to the program. The Department of Social Work reserves the right to limit admissions.
The Master of Social Work Program at the University of Northern Iowa is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Students who graduate from our program are eligible to sit for the LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) exam. In most cases, the LMSW is easily transferable across state lines.
- The Two-year Standard Program is open to individuals whose baccalaureate degree is not in social work. Classes for the two-year program will begin with the start of classes in late August, 2013.
- The Advanced Standing Program is open to those individuals who have completed a baccalaureate in social work degree from a program accredited by CSWE. Classes for the Advanced Standing program will begin in June 2013.
Students in the standard Advanced Standing and Two-year programs are required to enroll on a full-time basis and are expected to remain full-time for the duration of the program. Due to the rigor of a full-time graduate program, we recommend limiting any part-time work to a level you can reasonably manage.
We are also accepting applications for the extended-enrollment programs. Extended-enrollment students must be able to attend classes at the times offered (3 hr. blocks) and be available for the field practicum. Most practicums take place at agencies that operate during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm). Extended-enrollment students must complete all requirements within four years. The course plans are accessible on the MSW website.
If you are applying for our full-time two-year or advanced standing programs and wish to be considered for a tuition scholarship and/or a graduate assistantship, please be sure to complete the Application for Graduate Tuition Scholarship and/or Application for Graduate Assistantship Stipend forms and return with your application materials. You then will be considered for tuition scholarships and assistantships if you are accepted to the program.
Deadline and Questions
The deadline for return of all materials is January 31, 2013. If you have questions regarding the program or the application process, please contact Debra Laneville, MSW Program Secretary (319-273-5910, Debra.Laneville@uni.edu) or Dr. Cindy Juby, MSW Program Director (319-273-5845, Cynthia.email@example.com).
Sincerely, Cindy Juby, Ph.D. MSW Program Director