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In our fast-growing, progressive program.

Whether you're working to become a licensed therapist or want to advance your career as a veteran's affairs social worker, a school social worker, or any multitude of specializations this program can accommodate you. A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from UW-Green Bay is designed for graduate students seeking a career in the human services. We prepare students for advanced-level professional practice, applying to a wide range of positions in the human services arena, with special emphasis on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership and advocacy.

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Take your place with our next cohort of resilient problem-solvers and fearless advocates.


2 or 4 Years

Complete this 54-credit MSW program in two years full time or four years part time. Have a BSW? You may qualify for the 30-credit advanced standing option.

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UW-Green Bay's Master of Social Work is one of the most affordable MSW programs in Wisconsin.

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Our UW-Green Bay Social Work Mission

Grounded in the values of the Profession, the MSW Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay develops advanced generalist social work leaders committed to social justice and anti-racist decolonizing practice through regionally responsive, competency-based, interdisciplinary programs that promote social justice in a diverse and evolving world by engaging in strengths-based advanced generalist practice that elevates human and community well-being.

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Here's what earning your advanced degree in social work at UW-Green Bay is all about.

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Elevate Your Professionalism

Social work is a very diverse profession. It encompasses working with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities — with an emphasis on social justice — across a variety of settings.

Why an MSW Degree  

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Our Program is a Great Educational Value

Financial aid is available in student loans. There are also tuition stipends for students preparing for social work in public and tribal child welfare or in schools.

Find a Scholarship  

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Choose a Specialty

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program offers an Advanced Generalist specialization with the opportunity to focus on an individualized area of emphasis.

Areas of Specialization  

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Professional Accreditation

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The curriculum is guided by high standard student learning outcomes, referred to as competencies.

Student Learning Outcomes  

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Post-Degree Certificate

Already have an MSW degree but considering a career change? We have certificate programs that adds on to an MSW for school social work licensure.

Certificate Program  

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How About Job Prospects?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, anticipates growth of 109,700 additional jobs in social work through 2026. That's more than double the employment growth projected for all occupations over the same time period.

MSWs Wanted!  

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Applied Knowledge

“There is so much to be said about UW-Green Bay’s Social Work department, including the diversity and inclusiveness of staff, personal backgrounds, training and expertise. The professors not only made sure that we understood what we were learning in the classroom and Field Placements (internships), but applied our knowledge to our role as a professional social worker and individual.”

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We're here to answer your questions. For more information on UW-Green Bay's Master of Social Work program, how to get started, or any other needs, please contact us.

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