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We now offer our classes fully online!

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program launched in Fall 2018 and was accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June 2021. Our MSW program prepares graduates for advanced clinical social work practice. Classes are held in the evening on the Pocatello campus or via Zoom

Applicants who earned a BA in Social Work within the past 7 years can be admitted with Advanced Standing and complete the MSW in 35 credits (3 semesters full-time or 5 semesters part-time). Applicants without a recent BA in Social Work can complete the MSW degree in 59 credits (5 semesters full-time or 8 semesters part-time).

The application deadline for Summer and Fall enrollment is March 1st, annually. There are no Spring admissions for the MSW program. Click on the Admission link for more information about applying to the program. Contact us at msw@isu.edu if you have any questions.



Idaho State University's Master of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.

Accreditation of the Master of Social Work Program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. 

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

MSW Information Sessions

February 7, 2024. 6:00 - 7:00 PM Mountain Time (U.S. and Canada) via Zoom. RSVP here