What will I learn?

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of Southern Indiana strives to produce professional social workers that promote growth and empowerment of clients in a dynamic multi-dimensional social context.

The MSW degree prepares you to be a clinical social worker, able to practice in a variety of settings like mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, employee assistance programs or residential treatment facilities. Focus your studies through electives, a graduate capstone project and specialized field placements in areas like children and adolescents, geriatrics, medical social work, hospice, veteran services or psychiatric care.

USI's program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values for clinical social work practice based on the Nine Competencies of Social Work Practice. The Social Work Department continuously evaluates student development of these competences through measured practice behaviors.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $854.32 per credit hours
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Liberal Arts

8600 University Boulevard,



47712, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5. English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based): 550; TOEFL (internet-based): 79; IELTS: 6.

For international students

Earned bachelor degree from an accredited college/university before starting the program; A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work attempted or a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester hours;

English Language Requirements:< /p>

TOEFL (paper-based): 550

TOEFL (internet-based): 79

IELTS: 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.