We are proud to offer two degree programs that are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School of Social Work at CSU is noted for its excellent students and its exceptional faculty. An emphasis is placed on providing students with a challenging learning environment and graduating social work practitioners that excel in their professional lives. To get information about admission to our programs fill out the College's Admissions Information Request Form.
Since 1974 we have graduated more than 2,000 students with BSW degrees prepared 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.
Since 1984 the MSW program has graduated over 500 students prepared to work as advanced generalist social work practitioners including in international arenas. Graduates of our programs are prepared to work with a wide range of clientele (individuals, families or other households, groups, organizations, and communities).
The Colorado State University MSW/MPH program offers the Global Health and Health Disparities concentration. The MSW/MPH 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.
In 2012 the school added a doctoral program (PhD) with the goal of preparing MSW graduates for careers in academia or research. The degree is a doctor of philosophy and is the only PhD program at a public university in an eight state region.
The primary goals of the social work Alumni Network include helping our social work graduates find jobs, providing support and shared expertise through mentoring, and staying in touch with lifelong friends. Alumni also serve as field instructors, guest lecturers, and workshop presenters for current programs.