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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Social Work

Graduate Program

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Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree 

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a graduate degree that prepares people to work as professional social workers in a wide range of public and private social service agencies, in health care and public schools, with clients ranging from infants to senior citizens, from agencies to communities, and with challenges such as poverty, mental illness, disabilities, health problems, chemical dependency, abuse, and many others. MSWs work directly with clients in direct practice capacities, serve as program directors, supervisors, agency administrators, and also work in applied research and social welfare policy areas.


 2015 Admissions information will be posted on this site within the next few weeks. Typically, the MSW Program offers 3-4 on campus information sessions each fall. The application will be ready by the end of September 2014 and the priority deadline will be in early January 2015.

Please note that David Beimers, the MSW Program Director, will be on sabbatical Fall 2014. During this time, general questions about the MSW program and about admission can be directed to Annelies Hagemeister, Acting MSW Program Director. She can be reached at or at 507-389-6504.