Master of Social Work Program

The master’s program prepares Advanced Generalist practitioners.  An Advanced Generalist possesses:

  • A broad array of knowledge and skills needed for practice
  • Skills for bringing about change and promoting social justice
  • A focus on the person-situation-environment, with an emphasis on the social context of practice, including psychological, socio-cultural, and political environments
  • Knowledge, values, and skills to assess the influence of context to plan interventions and refine interventions through on-going assessment at multiple levels
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct research and ascertain cutting edge intervention technologies
  • The skills of empowerment and sustainability, achieved through program development, linkages between organizations and programs, community change, and policy development
  • A readiness to move into higher level organizational positions and engage in independent practice

Our Mission is to prepare social work professionals at the advanced generalist level who can practice across a variety of social service settings. Students will be prepared to work effectively and collaboratively as professional social workers to enhance human well-being and promote economic, political, and social justice in a diverse and global society. Using anti-oppressive, justice centered, and community based practice approaches, the MSW program will engage students in an educational program that prepares them to think critically and evaluate practice and programs and contribute to the body of social work knowledge through active research.

The MSW program has 6 full time faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience in the field of social work.

Meet our MSW faculty

Below is the recent assessment data of student achievement for St. Cloud State University MSW Students:

MSW Program Assessment Summary

The Department of Social Work will be holding information sessions on the Masters of Social Work Program in the upcoming weeks and months.  The Master of Social work degree at St. Cloud State University prepares individuals to think critically and work effectively and collaboratively as social work professionals.  Graduates are grounded in social work knowledge, values, and ethics and to competently practice and promote social justice in a diverse and global society.  St. Cloud State truly is education for life and as a part of the MSW program you will find it truly is Where We Know Your Name

The information sessions will be on the following days and times.

Monday, Oct. 20 at 6:00pm

Miller Center, Room 117, - 400 6th St. S. St. Cloud – Park in Ramp

Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30pm

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. NW, Willmar 56201

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30pm

SCSU Graduate Center Maple Grove 6401 Sycamore Court N. Maple Grove, MN 55369

Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10:30am

Miller Center, Room 117, - 400 6th St. S. St. Cloud – Park in Ramp

Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:00pm

Brainerd Public Library, 416 South 5th St Brainerd, MN 56401

Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 5:30pm

Miller Center, Room 117, - 400 6th St. S. St. Cloud – Park in Ramp

Monday, Jan. 5 at 6:30pm

Miller Center, Room 117, - 400 6th St. S. St. Cloud – Park in Ramp

To find out more information about our upcoming MSW program information session, use the link below.

MSW Program Information Sessions





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