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About the MSW Program
College of Health Sciences


The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment.

About the Master of Social Work Program

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and has been continuously accredited since 1998.  Additionally, the Master of Social Work Programs offers three programs of study: two-year full-time, three-year part-time, and one year advanced standing.

Two-Year Full-Time Program
Students in the two-year program complete foundation courses in the first year, while the second, or concentration year, focuses on advanced direct practice with children, youth, and families. The two-year program is designed for students who are able to devote the majority of their time to completion of degree requirements. Full-time employment is not recommended for students in this program.

Three-Year Part-Time Program
The part-time program is designed for students who wish to work full-time while completing the degree. The coursework, which is offered primarily in the evening, requires six semesters and three graduate summer terms to complete.

Advanced Standing Program
The advanced standing program allows graduates of C.S.W.E. accredited B.S.W. Programs to the complete the M.S.W. degree in one year.

*All program options are offered fully online*

Field Placements
Both the two-year and part-time programs require two block field placements, while the advanced standing curriculum includes field placements in both the summer and spring semesters.  Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the M.S.W. Program and the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University. Please note that the priority deadline for submission of all application materials is March 1 of each year.

For more information, contact the M.S.W. Program at (601) 979-8869.

General Requirements/Curriculum


Bring Change In The Community
The School of Social Work Program seeks to prepare students to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life and seeking solutions to social problems. It is particularly concerned with the consequences of injustice, and thus focuses on the empowerment of at-risk populations and the advancement of social, economic, and political justice in all communities. The program is especially committed to increasing students’ understanding and appreciation of diverse life experiences. 


The School of Social Work is especially committed to increasing students’ understanding and appreciation of diverse life experiences. While guiding both traditional and nontraditional students from varied backgrounds toward professional careers in social work, the program seeks to provide special support and sensitivity to students with the potential for success in this field.

“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”


Gain real-world experience expanding outside of the classroom. Learn how to succeed by facing real challenges within the community


School of Social Work graduates have a plethora of career options after studying ……:

Health Educator Habilitation Specialist Outreach Worker Research Assistant
Social Work Intern Program Specialist Case Manager Child Welfare Specialist


The School of Social Work houses the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute.

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Important Dates



For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2631.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.

School of Social Work


Bachelor of Social Work Program: Main Campus- College of Business- 4th Floor

Graduate Programs: Universities Center- 3825 Ridgewood Road- Suite 3


Associate Dean’s Office (601) 979-8896

B.S.W. Program (601) 979-2631

M.S.W. & Ph. D. Programs (601) 979-8869