Why MSW Program?

Our Social Work perspective looks not only at individual thoughts, feelings, and actions but also at the social environment as a primary arena for opportunities for change.

There are many reasons to consider an MSW. Social workers are the primary service providers for people in need in this country. The UMKC MSW program prepares students with knowledge, values, and skills to work across a broad array of settings with diverse people.

This social work perspective looks not only at individual thoughts, feelings, and actions but also at the social environment as a primary arena for opportunities for change. Social workers are committed to care-centered practice, community-building, and social justice.

Our advanced generalist curriculum is based on core professional competencies in the following areas: social work practice theory, organizations and leadership, community-building and social action, research and evaluation, and professional development.

MSW students take courses in all of these areas in the classroom and in the field. Students have the opportunity to integrate learning in the integration seminar taken in the final semester.