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Earn a Master of Social Work

Advance Your Career in Social Work with a Respected Master’s Degree.










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Become a Leader in Changing Lives through Social Work

Improve the quality of life for at-risk individuals, families, and groups in your community.

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program from the University of South Dakota can advance your career to leadership positions in social work and service to others. This program prepares individuals to provide competent and ethical social work services within the diverse communities of South Dakota and the surrounding region. M.S.W. program graduates are able to deliver clinical and therapeutic services, administrative and staff supervision, policy analysis, and community planning and organization. These skills are designed to effectively meet the needs of the citizens in the state and region.

If you possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited program in social work, you can complete a 36 credit hour advanced standing concentration to complete your degree quickly. For students who do not possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited program in social work, a 60 credit hour traditional, foundation and concentration curriculum will be offered.

The USD Advantage

  • Accredited by CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
  • Ranked #12 in the Best Online Master’s in Social Work Degree Program by SocialWorkGuide.org
  • Ranked #17 Most Affordable Degree by OnlineU.org
  • U.S. News and World Report Ranked
  • Princeton Review Best Value
  • Classes taught by same professors as on campus
  • 100% Online
  • Military Friendly
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What our Students are Saying…

I was extremely fortunate to be surrounded by a group of dedicated social workers who were my professors at USD.

I knew that my professors cared and believed what they were teaching me. They instilled in me the knowledge, values and skills required to successfully practice as a social worker in South Dakota. USD Department of Social Work professors gave me the tools to launch an exciting career in the mental health field.

Patricia Johnson Riib, MSW, PIP, QMHP, BSSW, Director of Children’s Clinical Services, Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services, Inc.









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