Social workers are change-makers.

SSW students

Our challenging learning environment is designed so you can graduate ready to practice social work and excel in your professional life. Social work students and faculty are naturally close-knit and supportive. And our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Learn more about social work at CSU: Explore our department webpages, make an advising appointment, and fill out the College of Health and Human Sciences Admissions Information Request form.

Bachelor of Social Work

Since 1974, the BSW 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.

Master of Social Work

Since 1984, the MSW program has prepared students to work as versatile leaders for professional, ethical Advanced Generalist practice in complex, diverse, and dynamic contexts. The graduate social work program provides cutting-edge and experiential education, based upon scientific inquiry, which is responsive to evolving needs of local and global communities. Two-year students can also complete a graduate certificate concurrently with their MSW.

Dual Social Work & Public Health Degree Program

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.

Doctoral Degree

The doctoral program (PhD) in social work is research and teaching degree that aims to prepare successful scholars, educators, and leaders to tackle 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 PhD program at a public university in an eight-state region.

Social Work Alumni Network

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.