Department of Social Work

Do you enjoy working with people and understanding them? Do you want to make a difference in others' lives? Then you may want to consider a social work major at the University of Northern Iowa. Students in social work take classes in human growth and development, human behavior, social work practice and social policy. 

If you are seeking a career where you can create social change, fight injustice, and address the wide-ranging effects of individual and systemic trauma, then UNI's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is the place for you.

Since 2014, our program has provided a trauma-informed care specialization which is based on decades of research on how people are affected by stress, adversity, and oppression. You'll work with scholars and experts in the field of trauma and mental health, gain experience in the field, and will learn innovative approaches to address the complex problems facing our world.

The Social Work Department at the University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.