University of Southern Indiana
Social work students

Degrees and Programs

The USI Master of Social Work program can be completed in one or two years, dependent on whether or not the student has a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. The Full-Time (Day) Track is the only option, at this time, for students with degrees in psychology, sociology, philosophy or other disciplines. 


 Full-Time (Day) Track 

Full-Time (Day) Advanced Standing Track

Part-Time (Evening) Advanced Standing Track 

Bachelor of Social Work? No Yes Yes
Number of Credit Hours 61 36 36
Years to
2 1 2
Full time Full time Part Time
Graduation May July May

Breaking News: Graduate in May!

Starting in 2015, full-time and part-time two year students now graduate in May of their second year! One-year, advanced standing students also have the option as well by taking summer courses before the fall (see the program outline for details).

The Master of Social Work program also can be completed concurrently with the Master of Public Administration program.

Global Social Work Elective Option!

The Social Work Department has partnered with International Orphanage Relief to offer an outstanding service learning opportunity in Jamaica. Graduate students may participate, earning either one or three credits to qualify as one of the two required MSW electives, for details see the USI Global Social Work website.

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