Master of Social Work

Congratulations on your desire to continue your education at the University of Mississippi. I am excited that the Department of Social Work has been granted the opportunity to offer the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The MSW program offers a clinical concentration. Students will gain the advanced knowledge, values, and skills to work in a variety of clinical settings such as health, mental health, aging, child welfare and administrative fields of practice.

Our outstanding faculty has a wide range of practice experience from which to draw to enhance student learning. They also contribute regularly to the knowledge base of the profession. Faculty members have also developed study abroad programs in South Africa, England, and Egypt. The faculty are engaged in a number of community service projects with the Mississippi Department of Correction, City of Mound Bayou, and Hermitage Gardens to name a few.

The MSW program has two tracks: a two-year 60-hour track (Regular Standing Program) and a one-year 36-hour track (Advance Standing Program). The Advance Standing Program is designed for highly qualified BSW students. On a limited basis, students are admitted into the part-time three year program as space permits.

The faculty and I are very excited that the MSW Program received Initial Accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education in October 2011. I am delighted that you are interested in our Program, and I look forward to working with you in the future. I welcome further exploration into the MSW Program at the University of Mississippi and extend an invitation to call or visit for additional information.