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MSW - Social Work

MSW - Master Degree in Social Work

34 or 62 credits, full-time or part-time

Afternoon and/or evening classes

In-person and hybrid class options

Field experience

Master of Social Work


Curriculum: The MSW program, with a focus in trauma-competent practice, offers students a supportive and individual education in the classroom and in Field Education. The revised trauma-competent curriculum launched in the Fall of 2018. It is based on clinical and trauma competencies to fully prepare you to deliver responsive 21st century practice.

Program options:

  • 34 credits if you have an undergraduate degree in social work (BSW)
  • 62 credits if you have an undergraduate degree outside of social work
  • Full-time or Part-time

Course Delivery:

  • All courses are 16-weeks long and taught on-campus and hybrid formats
  • Classes are offered with a blend of classroom instruction, face-to-face activities, simulations, and field placements in the community.
  • Newman University main campus in Wichita, and an outreach location in Colorado Springs 

Catholic Identity: With a strong liberal arts foundation, our curriculum honors the richness and vitality of our Catholic intellectual heritage while affirming the value of dialogue involving persons of varied cultures and religious traditions.

Results: Our Graduate are eligible for Kansas state licensure as LMSW’s and for Colorado state licensure as clinical social workers after two years of supervised post-MSW practice.


Advanced Standing

Undergraduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

Entry Terms: Summer, Fall

Tracks: Full-time, Part-time

Program Length:12-24 months 

Foundational Standing

Undergraduate degree in a major other than social work.

Entry Term: Fall

Tracks: Full-time, Part-time

Program Length:2-4 years 



The MSW Program at Newman University is a fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as professional social workers through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (SRB) in Kansas and through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado.

Professional Licensure Disclosure 

Newman University's Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and meets the requirements to apply for licensing examinations in Kansas and Colorado.

Please be aware that state requirements for licensure may vary, and it is the individual’s responsibility to comply with those requirements. Students who plan to practice in states outside Kansas or Colorado are encouraged to contact their state’s social work licensing board to identify other requirements for licensure

If you need assistance in contacting the appropriate state credentialing board or for questions regarding your program of study, please contact: MSW Program Director Roxxi Davis 719.520.1214 [email protected]

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Graduate Social Work

Quality education begins with quality teachers. Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a rewarding career in social work. Teaching high academic and practice standards through proven methods, evidence-based knowledge, and hands-on experience, our faculty shape the study of social welfare and the practice of social work. They are committed to nurturing culturally competent and skilled, trauma-competent social work professionals.

Career Outlook

As a diverse helping profession with career opportunities in multiple sectors, social workers are involved in helping individuals or groups cope with overcoming problems in their everyday lives. Licensed social workers are commonly responsible for assessing clients’ needs, developing improvement plans, referring clients to community resources, responding to crisis situations, and advocating for human rights.

The median annual wage for social workers was $51,760 in May 2020.

Employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Mental health and substance abuse

Child, family, and school social worker

Healthcare social workers

Social workers, all others

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

Program Outcomes

Results: Our Graduate are eligible for Kansas state licensure as LMSW’s and for Colorado state licensure as clinical social workers after two years of supervised post-MSW practice.