Colorado State University

Social Work - Rural & Changing Communities

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The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Social workers educated through this program have a knowledge and skill base for intervention at multiple levels of practice including individuals, families, groups, and communities. Emphasis is placed on the provision of direct services, community and organizational practice, social policy analysis, social research as part of practice, and working with devalued and underserved populations.

The School of Social Work also offers a doctoral degree. The degree is a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) and is the only Ph.D. program in an eight state region. Normally we admit students to start every even-numbered year, but we will not be admitting anyone in 2018. Classes remain small and the academic program can be individually designed to match personal goals and life schedules. Our primary objective is to prepare practicing MSW social workers for a career in academia or research. The three aims of our program are to prepare high-quality faculty for accredited social work programs; to prepare researchers to contribute to the field of social welfare; and to prepare faculty ready to assume a leadership position within social work education and the greater academic community.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

MSW & PhD Program Contact:

Timothy Frank
School of Social Work
Colorado State University
134 Education Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586
(970) 491-2536

Degrees Available