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Welcome to the Division of Social Work


Apply to MSW Program - Applications Accepted for Summer 2023. Classes for the Standard MSW Program and the Advanced Standing MSW Program begin in the Summer of 2023.

Completed applications must be received by Monday, November 6, 2023. Applications received after that date may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Apply to the Standard MSW Program

The Standard MSW Program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree other than a BSW degree. 

Apply to the Advanced Standing MSW Program

The Advanced Standing MSW Program is designed for those students with a BSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program. 

Please see Upcoming Intensive Weekends for all Full-time MSW Students.


Apply to the Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program - Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2023. Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program classes begin in the Fall of 2023.

Apply to the Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program at the UW-Casper campus

The Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program is designed for students with a BSW degree from an accredited Council on Social Work Education program.

UW's MSW advanced generalist degree prepares graduates to engage in advanced practice skills, including leadership and administration, policy and advocacy.

The Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW program at UW Casper is designed to be completed in two calendar years through two classes per semester (including summer semesters) with face-to-face and online delivery.

Apply to the Part-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program

Please see Upcoming Intensive Weekends for all Part-time MSW Students.



Prospective Students: Apply now for admission to the BSW program to begin Fall 2023

Click on the link to begin your application: Application for Fall 2023

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023.

If mailing your application, it must be postmarked by the above dates.

Completed applications and all related materials can also be submitted via email to Christina Lepper at



Want To Make A Difference In The World? Become A Social Worker! 

Think Social Work at the University of Wyoming!

This is Our Vision

The Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

  • Dynamic student centered faculty 
  • Small class size with individualized attention on student success 
  • Providing diverse career opportunities in Social Work  



A new fund to support students by providing resources for students to conduct their own research, to attend conferences, to present at conferences, to obtain professional memberships, and to provide emergency assistance.

Please consider donating to support our students. No donation is too small.

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Image listing events for Social Work month, March, 2023.

The Division of Social Work is celebrating Social Work Month in March with events on the Casper and Laramie campuses. The 2023 Social Work month theme is "Social Work Breaks Barriers." All social work students are welcome and encouraged to attend the events!

Division News 

Three faculty members at a college award ceremony.Mary Gitau, MSW, Ph.D. - Division of Social Work Distinguished Alumna for 2022

Dr. Mary Gitau, an associate professor of social work at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, is the recipient of three degrees from UW. She earned her M.A. in communication in 2007; a Master of Social Work in 2012; and a Ph.D. in adult learning and postsecondary education in 2011. She received her B.S. in organizational communication from Ithaca College in 2004.

Dr. Gitau integrates social work, communication and nursing into her teaching, scholarship and research. As an international scholar, she conducts research in both the U.S. and Kenya on immigration, women, social justice and human rights. In 2018, Dr. Gitau was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship hosted at Kisii University in Kenya. While there, she initiated the establishment of the Center for Peace, Social Justice, Equality and Security.

Her community service includes founding the Iowa nonprofit organization Gazelle Impact on Women & Youth in Kenya Inc., whose mission is to empower women and youth in rural Kenya. Working to foster intercultural competency, she has conducted numerous trainings in Iowa for both community agencies and the university.

Pictured from left: Dr. Jacob Warren, Dean, College of Health Sciences; Dr. Mary Gitau and Dr. Eleanor Pepi Downey,  Former Director, UW Division of Social Work. 


 Check out the 2022 Fall edition of Social Works!
















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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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