Our MSW program prepares graduates for leadership and direct practice positions in a host of professional settings, ranging from health, aging and mental health to public education, multicultural communities, and nonprofit or government agencies.

We offer three distinct degree paths—Advanced Standing, Day, and Extended Degree programs—to accommodate the personal and professional interests of our students as well as their educational backgrounds and work-life demands. 

The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and designed to prepare students seeking to innovate, lead and practice in a rapidly changing world with complex social challenges. 

In 2018, the MSW program was among the top ranked in the country out of more than 250 advanced social work programsIn 2017, the UW School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Center for University Rankings for influential research and broad impact.