MSW - Graduate Degree


Welcome to the MSW Program Homepage


The Master of Social Work program prepares students for advanced social work practice and research in one of two broad concentrations — either clinical practice or social work administration. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and students who successfully complete the program are eligible for social work licensure.

The mission of the University of Northern Iowa's Master's in Social Work degree program is to prepare students for advanced micro practice or social administration. We’re committed to serve the community and to contribute new knowledge to the field. Students and faculty are also committed to creating environments that enhance optimal human potential and growth. Our theoretical underpinnings and learning environment are based on systems and strengths perspectives. These perspectives are supported by the promotion of client advocacy, cultural sensitivity, human rights, and social and economic justice.

Useful Links

Academic Advisement Report and Student Request Training

Council on Social Work Education

NASW - Iowa Chapter

MSW Student Association

Integrated Services

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Update your Resume'

Social Work Licensing

Trauma Informed Care Training

On April 26, 2013, trainers from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presented on trauma informed care at UNI. The trainers provided excellent information and the feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Here are links to the power points; the video will be posted once it is processed. The Department of Social Work would like to thank the community for making this conference a success.





Cindy Juby, Ph.D., Department Head/MSW Program Director