The UMSL Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Mineral Area College helps students develop advanced knowledge and skills to understand complex social issues and the ability to assess and intervene, directly and indirectly, at the individual, family, group, organizational, community, and/or policy levels. MSW faculty stress the scientific and applied aspects of social work that is built upon a liberal arts perspective. It includes required professional foundation content and one or more concentrations designed to teach students advanced analytic and practice skills sufficient for self-critical, accountable, and ultimately autonomous practice in relevant professional areas.

The MSW program requires 60 hours of graduate coursework leads to the MSW with a concentration in Family Practice. Additional concentrations may be added through additional on-campus course work. Those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum 2.75 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible to apply for the MSW program. A student who has previously earned a BSW (within the past 5 years) or who has taken graduate coursework in another department or university may receive credit toward the 60 hour requirement according to the provisions of the Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit policies.