Headquartered at IUPUI
Locations on 8 IU Campuses

Program Options

Each campus uses an electronic application. MSW Online Application

IUPUI in Indianapolis offers all five concentrations.  It offers multiple schedule tracks:  Full-time, Part-time Saturday and Part-time Evening.  These part-time programs are offered in a specific cohort or schedule track during the first two years of the program.  In the concentration year, students may need to take classes at various times depending on which concentration they choose.

Advanced standing status is offered on all campuses to exceptional applicants who possess a BSW from an accredited school of social work.  Acceptance for advanced standing is not automatically granted to every applicant.  Applicants will be evaluated based on the quality of their application and mastery of the BSW curriculum.   Applicants must begin the MSW program within 5 years of BSW graduation.  For example, BSW graduates from 2010 must begin the MSW program no later than 2016. The one year advanced standing accelerated program is only offered at the IUPUI campus. 

All other campuses offer a part-time evening program which takes students three years to complete. 


Each student in the MSW program must choose a specialization for their last 30 hours of the program.  This curriculum prepares students for advanced social work practice in the  concentration area.  Each area of concentration offers specific coursework and a practicum in that specialty area.  The five concentrations currently offered along with the campuses on which they are delivered are:

  • Mental Health/Addictions (IUPUI, IUSB, IUN, IPFW)
  • Child Welfare (IUPUI, IPFW)
  • School Social Work (IUPUI, IUN)
  • Health (IUPUI, IUN)
  • Leadership (IUPUI)
  • Advanced Generalist (IUE, MSW Direct)