Join one of the most high-impact learning environments on the CSU campus, where students discover how passion and skills align for their future careers. Rigorous and accredited programs provide a solid career foundation focused on outcomes.
Our faculty researchers are bridging the gap between thoery and practice in social work and promoting best practices through their work. Faculty are committed to a shared journey that supports and guides current students within a culture of caring and professional excellence.
Social work students practice skills and integrate knowledge in an agency setting, while driving social change in the community, through our innovative field placement programs. Students also have international opportunities through study abroad programs in places like India and Costa Rica.
In partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health, and with a strong committment to social justice, the social work and public health dual degree program offers an integrated approach to global health and health disparities through research, practice, and thoeretical frameworks.
"Just like with a super hero, everyone is going to need a social worker at some point in their life." In her TEDx talk in Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Anna Scheyett describes the ways social workers serve their communities.
With a strong liberal arts base, the B.S.W. program at CSU prepares students for professional generalist practice across all system levels, with emphasis on interdisciplinary evidence-based knowledge and skills for ethical, culturally competent, and socially and economically just interventions.
Through experiential learning in diverse, complex, and dynamic contexts, CSU's graduates of the M.S.W. program are prepared for professional and ethical Advanced Generalist social work practice that is responsive to the needs of local and global communities.
For students balancing work and life demands, the Distance M.S.W. program offers the same on-campus curriculum in a groundbreaking distance education format, combining online coursework with two intensive learning weekends per semester.
For careers in academia and research, CSU's Ph.D. program is designed to train students to improve the art and science of social work by generating, translating, and disseminating knowledge that informs and transforms professional social work practice and social policy.