Deciding on a graduate program will be one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Here at the School of Social Work, we are proud of our MSW program and hope that you find answers to most of your questions as you look over our web site.
We welcome your questions; you may email the Director of MSW Student Services or call (309) 438-5005.
Please investigate the Illinois State University Graduate School's site on Graduate Funding Options, including graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, scholarships, fellowships, employment and loans.
The Master of Social Work program consists of 60 semester hours of classroom study and field education. Students admitted to the program with a BSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited school are eligible for advanced standing and take 33 hours of coursework.
The Master of Social Work program courses are offered face-to-face 2-4 nights a week. Courses may begin as early as 1pm or as late as 5:30pm.
There are no online or distance education courses offered for completion of the MSW degree.
Although the school values life experience, academic credit cannot be granted for non-academic activity.
The School of Social work supports the University policy regarding non-discrimination. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions.
As an open, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment, the School of Social Work strives to affirm and support all students of diverse identities