About Our Program

The UW-Green Bay Master of Social Work Program originated in fall of 2003 as a collaborative effort with UW-Oshkosh.  In 2015, the collaboration was dissolved, and 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.   

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program prepares students for advanced practice social work through an Advanced Generalist area of specialized practice.  This allows students to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to transcend the wide array of Social Work practice areas.
In addition, 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, including but not limited to: healthcare, child welfare, social policy, older adults, domestic violence, corrections, mental health, schools, behavioral health, etc.  This emphasis is accomplished through coursework, electives, and specialized field placements.

The MSW Program utilizes a cohort model which highlights building and maintaining student-to-student and faculty-to-student relationships.  The Program offers a part-time and full-time option for both the generalist and specialized curriculum.  Courses are offered in the daytime and evening, and consist of a combination of in-person, hybrid, and on-line.  The full curriculum can be completed in 59 credits; advanced standing can be completed in 27 credits.

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

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.  Last year's student learning outcomes for the UW-Green Bay MSW Program are shown below.