Join one of the most high-impact learning environments on the CSU campus, and discover how your passion and skills align for a future career in social work. Our programs focus on social justice, equity and equality, anti-oppression, and enhancing human health and well-being.
Our faculty researchers are bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of social work. Be part of it through student research opportunities. We are committed to a shared journey that supports and guides you within a culture of professional excellence.
You can drive social change in the community while you practice skills and integrate knowledge in an agency setting through our field placement programs. You can also study abroad in places like India and Costa Rica.
In partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health, and with a strong committment to social justice, our social work and public health dual degree program offers you 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, our B.S.W. program at CSU prepares you 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, our M.S.W. program prepares you for professional and ethical Advanced Generalist social work practice that is responsive to the needs of local and global communities.
For balancing work and life demands, our Distance M.S.W. program offers you the same on-campus curriculum in a distance education format, combining online coursework with two intensive learning weekends per semester.
For careers in academia and research, our Ph.D. program is designed to train you 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.