Master'sSocial Work

Wichita State’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is a fully accredited program, with an emphasis in advanced generalist practice, designed to help you advance your career or enter the social work profession at an advanced professional level. The program combines quality classroom instruction and applied learning in community and state agencies throughout Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how Social Work is the right fit for you.

Student studying in the classroom.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission to the program requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Evidence of a liberal arts background from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA based on the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Completed applications to both the MSW program and the WSU Graduate School

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Inside the Program

Social work students collaborate with veterans for Shift Space exhibit

Students pursuing a master's degree in social work can help make an impact in our local community.

A collaboration between the School of Social Work and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center gave students the opportunity to learn more about the plight of homeless veterans in Wichita.

The project, which was part of the Creative Empowerment in Helping Professions class, culminated in a public art exhibition that displayed the work of homeless and formerly homeless veterans.


The regular MSW program consists of 63 credit hours, including 47 credit hours of classroom work and 16 credit hours of supervised practicum.

The advanced standing program consists of 37 credit hours, including 29 credit hours of classroom work and eight credit hours of supervised practicum.


A graduate degree in social work from Wichita State opens doors to high-demand careers in a wide range of settings, from mental health clinics and schools to community development corporations and hospitals.

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