Giving Hope and Changing Lives

Social work is a dynamic profession concerned with the changing needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. For those who are interested in this professional commitment, social work offers a broad range of practice settings: community mental health agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, employee assistance programs, family service agencies, and community service agencies. In addition, professional social workers serve as administrators of various social service agencies. They also work in all levels of government, education, and a number of social workers have assumed political or legislative careers. The education and training they receive in a Master of Social Work (MSW) program provides them with the skills they need to choose a career within the broad area of social work The School of Social Work MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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TOP-RANKEDMaster of Social Work program in Indiana (U.S. News & World Report)

+13%Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2019 to 2029 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)

8,000+IU School of Social Work alumni working in the field

Students in the IUSSW MSW Program at Bloomington engage in a blend of online and in-person coursework to complete their degree. 

Along with the high-quality MSW curriculum offered at the Bloomington campus, the MSW Program at Bloomington also offers students unique opportunities through our collaborations on campus and in the community, including:

  • A specialized training program with the largest community mental health provider in south-central Indiana, which provides:
    • education and practice opportunities in the areas of clinical mental health and addictions-focused evidence based practices
    • preparation for future clinical licensure as a social worker (LCSW) and clinical addiction counselor (LCAC)
    • a financial stipend for the final practicum placement
  • Training and education in the Mauer School of Law to become a registered domestic relations mediator in Indiana
  • Rural social work practicum placements in collaboration with the IU Center for Rural Engagement

Learn more about these opportunities and more by attending one of our monthly MSW info sessions or scheduling an individual advising appointment.


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