Master of Social Work
University of Montana

Program Details

Discover how to support the needs and dignity of all people in the online MSW program at the University of Montana. You'll study where and when it's best for you and graduate prepared to create positive changes at interpersonal, community and policy levels amidst diverse and at-risk populations. Graduate in two years ready to practice as a clinical social worker with an integrated approach.


Secure Basic Social Work Knowledge

In your first year, you’ll study values, ethics, diversity, at-risk populations, social and economic justice, individual, family and group counseling, human behavior and welfare policy, as well as gain experience in a practicum.

Practice Advanced Concepts

In your second year, you’ll deepen your knowledge and experience in direct practice, social policy analysis, program evaluation and organizational leadership while you work with a faculty advisor to develop a professional portfolio.

Focus on Rural Communities

Sometimes, the resources and services you need to connect clients to don't exist, especially in more rural communities. You'll learn how to create and deliver successful, innovative programs while understanding the culture and politics of a rural community.

Focus on Integrated Practice

Prepare to create new or better programs and resources for clients and communities. You'll learn how to develop and analyze policy and become a research practitioner so you can develop successful evidence-based practices.

Study where and when it's best for you and graduate ready to respond to social work's complex social, political, cultural and economic contexts.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Montana is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)