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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.

The 2014 application cycle is closed.  

Please note that the application deadline for priority consideration for the 2014 application cycle was Friday, January 10th, 2014. All application materials for the MSW Program needed to be postmarked by that date and an online application to the College of Graduate Studies must have been completed by that date.


General questions about the MSW program and about admission can be directed to David Beimers, MSW Program Director. He can be reached at or at 507-389-6504.