MSW Programs

Two-Year Foundation and Advanced Standing Programs:


The University of Northern Iowa M.S.W. Program offers a two-year (five-term) degree for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in social work and a one-year (three-term) advanced standing program for those with a bachelor’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program*.  Full-time students have the option to take their advanced field practicum as a summer block, which will extend their program by one-term.

We also offer extended-enrollment options.  Extended-enrollment students must be able to attend classes at the times offered (3 hr. blocks) and be available for the field practicum. Most practicums take place at agencies that operate during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm). Extended-enrollment students must complete all requirements within four years.


 Enrollment and Concentration Options


                        Advanced Standing

                     Two-Year Foundation


An extended-enrollment (part-time) option is available for Advanced Standing and Two-Year Foundation students. Extended-enrollment course plans will be developed on an individual basis. For an example of what an extended-enrollment plan might look like, please click here.