Professional Program in

Social Work

For Future Students

UW-Green Bay MSW Program Information

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program prepares students for advanced practice social work through an Advanced Generalist Practice concentration.  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 emphasizes building and maintaining student-to-student and faculty-to-student relationships.  The Program offers a part-time and full-time option for both the foundation and advanced curriculum.  Courses are offered in daytime and evening, and consist of a combination of in-person, hybrid, and on-line.  The full curriculum can be completed in 63 credits; advanced standing can be completed in 34 credits.

The major project for the MSW Program is completed in the Advanced year and consists of a written Portfolio and public Symposium demonstrating mastery of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) competencies for Social Work practice.(See

Criminal background and caregiver background checks may be required for MSW field placements and are a required component of obtaining Social Work certification/licensing. The results of the checks may determine a student’s ability to obtain a field placement or employment in particular areas and/or Social Work certification in the state of Wisconsin. Please refer to the Admissions Criteria page for more details. If you have any questions or concerns based on your particular situation, please contact the Social Work office, and you will be directed to the appropriate Program Coordinator (; 920-465-2049).

MSW Information Sessions

If you would like more information about the MSW Program and a chance to ask specific questions, please join one of our Information Sessions.  Applicants may request individual meetings by contacting the Chair of the Program.

NOTE: Group sessions for the next admission cycle will resume in the summer. 
For further information, please contact
Jeanne Berg
Student Status Examiner
Phone: (920) 465-2679

Gail Trimberger
Chair of Master of Social Work Program
Phone: (920) 465-2049