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About Master of Social Work

Be the change you want to see

Creating tomorrow's change, today.

UW-Green Bay's MSW program prepares students for advanced-practice social work. We emphasize social work with vulnerable families, social justice advocacy, and leadership. The program offers Advanced Generalist specialization with an Individualized Area of Emphasis option. This allows students to gain knowledge and skills needed for their career path in wide array of Social Work practice areas.

How to Apply
UWGB Social Work, mock family counseling

An MSW Degree That Fits Your Life

Courses are offered in the daytime and evening, and consist of a combination of in-person, hybrid and online.

Cohort Model

The MSW Program utilizes a cohort model which highlights building and maintaining student-to-student and faculty-to-student relationships.

Why an MSW


The MSW Program offers a part-time and full-time option for both the generalist and specialized curriculum.

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54 credits

The full curriculum can be completed in 54 credits; advanced standing can be completed in 30 credits.

See Path to Success
Joshua Andreini

Empowering Veterans

“I had interest in psychology and counseling and wanted to work with military veterans... After learning about the variety of specialty and subareas of social work, and the values, ethics, and structural organization governing NASW, I knew social work was the field for me.”

Joshua Andreini, MSW, LCSW
Navigator of Veterans Services
Wisconsin Veterans Village Association, Green Bay, WI

Brown County Courthouse

Field Work

A field practicum provides each graduate with applied experience in advanced social work practice.

Field Placement
MSW Student Kenny Cyracus presenting his research on rehabilitating children, youth and families


The major final project for the MSW Program consists of an evidence-based Poster presentation at the annual UW-Green Bay Social Work Symposium. 

Our Research
Multicultural couple

Social Justice

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program focuses on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership and advocacy.

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Make Your Own Emphasis

Students have the option to identify and develop an Individualized Area of Emphasis which allows them to gain depth of knowledge and skills in a self-selected area of social work practice. This emphasis is accomplished through coursework, electives and specialized field placements.

  • healthcare
  • child welfare
  • social policy
  • older adults
  • domestic violence
  • corrections
  • mental health
  • schools
  • behavioral health

18+ Years of History

Preparing advanced-level change agents.

The UW-Green Bay Master of Social Work Program originated in fall of 2003 as a collaborative effort with UW-Oshkosh. In 2015, UW-Green Bay launched its solo program. The MSW program has maintained consistent accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) throughout those years and has successfully prepared hundreds of advanced level social workers for practice throughout northeast Wisconsin and beyond.

Learning Outcomes
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Tohoro Francis Akakpo

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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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