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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree 



The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a graduate degree that will prepare you to work as an advanced, professional social worker 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, as clinicians, serve as program directors, supervisors, agency administrators, and also work in applied research and social welfare policy practice.

Our MSW Program is a full-time, hybrid program (courses taken partially online), which offers classes on Thursdays (evening), Fridays (morning, afternoon, and evening), and Saturdays (mornings and afternoons). Your individual schedule will depend upon which courses you are taking and which cohort you are in.

Our MSW Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) through October, 2022.

MSW Program Information Sessions - Fall 2015

If you would like to attend the last of our MSW Program Information Sessions with a faculty member, please send an email to or Call 507-389-6504 to let us know you will be coming. Provide your name and a telephone number or email address. Thanks!

All meetings will be held in Centennial Student Union (CSU), Room 202. Parking is available in Visitors Lot 4 directly across the street from the CSU building. Click here for Directions and Maps.

  • LAST GROUP INFORMATION SESSION: Th. Dec. 3, 5:00-6:00 pm

If you have questions about the program and can't find answers on our webpage please contact the Program Director listed below.

  • Dec. 4-18, 2015: individual in-person or Skype meetings may be set up, or questions answered via phone or email.
  • Dec. 19, 2015 - Jan. 6, 2016: Only phone meetings or email will be available.

Annelies K. Hagemeister, PhD, MSW, LISW

Professor & Interim MSW Program Director