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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.

Priority Application Deadline for 2015 is January 15, 2015.

Revised 2015 MSW Admissions and Application information has been posted. Please see menu along left side of this page for link to Admissions & Forms.

You can call or email to set up an individual meeting with Dr. Annelies Hagemeister.

David Beimers, the MSW Program Director, will return from his sabbatical leave January 2015. Until that 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.