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Division of Social Work

Thinking About Getting an MSW?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others?  Do you seek a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life?  Or perhaps you've been thinking about making a career change and want to do something that will have a meaningful impact in the world.  If so, we welcome you to join us on the path of becoming a professional social worker.

Please explore the links below to learn more about the exciting career options that are available to you, why the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work is a great choice for where to get your MSW, and how to apply to our MSW program.

The Mission of the MSW program:

Guided by the ethics, values, scholarly inquiry, and practice principles of the social work profession, the mission of the University of Wyoming's Division of Social Work is to educate and prepare students to become effective, ethical, and competent advanced generalist social workers by providing quality learning opportunities for leadership in promotion of social, economic and environmental justice for diverse populations in the state of Wyoming, nationally, and internationally.


Goals of the MSW program: 

  • Educate students for "frontier" advanced generalist (MSW) social work practice that is especially relevant to frontier and rural communities;
  • Infuse the concepts of social, economic, and environmental justice, grounded in a commitment to human rights and critical thinking, across the curriculum;
  • Provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful professional relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and professional development;
  • Create avenues for faculty and student participation in innovative research and scholarship;
  • Provide opportunities for involvement in policy advocacy and social action at the local, state, and national levels;
  • Engage students in the development of practice skills through community-based work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and
  • Facilitate learning opportunities to enhance student awareness of diverse cultures and develop the ability to practice in an increasingly globalized society.

Career Options with an MSW

Admission Requirements

Apply to the MSW Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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University of Wyoming

College of Health Sciences

Division of Social Work

Dept. 3632

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-6112

Fax: (307) 766-6839


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