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Master of Social Work

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program will launch in fall 2018. Our new MSW program will prepare graduates for advanced social work practice with a quality, primarily seated program on the Pocatello campus. We offer two options in the MSW program, a one-year, advanced standing track for those with a BA in Social Work (2 year part-time); and a traditional two-year track for those who do not have a social work BA degree (4 year part-time). The program is going through the 3-year Candidacy Model with CSWE and will be fully accredited by 2021.

Curriculum Plans for the 4 tracks being offered:

Standard Admission:

Two-Year, Full-Time Study Curriculum Plan (without BSW degree)

Four-Year, Part-Time Study Course Progression

Advanced Standing Admission:

One-Year, Full-Time Study Curriculum Plan (with BSW degree)

Two-Year, Part-Time Study Course Progression

For information on how to apply, please visit our Admission page,
or if you have questions, you can contact us at or (208) 282-3377





Program Director

Fredi Giesler, PhD
Program Director
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 322
Phone: (208) 282-1236


Sociology, Social Work and Criminology

921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8114
Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-2170
(208) 282-3377 (social work)

We are located in the Kegel Liberal Arts Building #4 on the third floor