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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 in-person MSW program prepares graduates for advanced clinical social work practice. Classes are held in the evening on the Pocatello campus with opportunities to attend via Zoom from the ISU Idaho Falls campus or the CSI Twin Falls campus. We offer one specialization in Advanced Clinical Practice. Students can take elective courses focused on practice with children and families or in forensic social work. 

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) accredited by 2021.

The application deadline for full-time enrollment is May 1, annually. The application deadline for part-time enrollment is June 1, annually. Click on the Admission link for more information about applying to the program. Contact us at if you have any questions.

MSW Information Sesssions

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM via Zoom. Sign up here

Program Director

Fredi Giesler, Ph.D.
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts Rm 322
Phone: (208) 282-1236

Program Co-Director

Darci Graves, Ph.D.
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts Rm 353
Phone: (208) 282-3383