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Bachelor of Social Work

Since 1974, the Bachelor of Social Work program has prepared students to work as generalist social work practitioners all over the state, region, and nation. The undergraduate social work program is committed to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter social work practice as a professional.

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Master of Social Work

Since 1984, the Master of Social Work program has prepared students to work as versatile leaders for professional, ethical Advanced Generalist practice in complex, diverse, and dynamic contexts. Our full-time, Advanced Standing, and Distance MSW programs provide experiential education, based upon scientific inquiry, which is responsive to the evolving needs of local and global communities. Two-year students can also complete a graduate certificate concurrently with their MSW degree program.


A group photo of the MSW Spring 2023 graduating cohort.

Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health Dual Degree

The Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health Dual Degree provides an integrated approach to preventing, addressing, and solving global health and behavioral health problems, which includes individuals’ physical health conditions and the behavioral and social ecological determinants of health. The program has a strong commitment to social justice; the elimination of health, behavioral health, and care disparities; as well as a holistic definition of community and population health and well-being.

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Graduate Certificate Programs

Our graduate certificates are for everyone, not just social workers. Take social work skills into any professional or personal context with a graduate certificate. Delivered online, our certificate programs are designed with working professionals in mind.

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Ph.D. in Social Work

The doctoral program in social work is a research and teaching degree that aims to prepare scholars, educators, and leaders for tackling the most persistent issues facing vulnerable populations around the globe. With flexible full-time and part-time programs of study, the degree is a doctor of philosophy and is the only Ph.D. program at a public university in the eight-state region.

Colorado State University masters and PhD graduates are celebrated at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony on May 11 2018