Social Work

University of Mississippi

Master of Social Work

Congratulations on your desire to continue your education at the University of Mississippi. We are excited that the Department of Social Work has been granted the opportunity to offer the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Our 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 Belize. The faculty are engaged in a number of community service projects with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 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.

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