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Master of Social Work – Regional Sites

Regional Sites Around Idaho Offer Master of Social Work (MSW) Graduate Programs

MSW APPLICATION DEADLINES:
  • COEUR D'ALENE AND TWIN FALLS CAMPUSES:
    • THE DEADLINE FOR NEXT ADMISSION CYCLE HAS CLOSED (for academic year 2018/2019)

You must have all items submitted by 11:59 p.m. on this date.

Our Master of Social Work degree program (MSW) was established in 1991 and accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The MSW program in Boise State’s School of Social Work is ranked #1 in the country for Grad Program Value according to former students (see GraduatePrograms.com).

The School of Social Work at Boise State University offers an Advanced Standing MSW program in several locations around the state. The Advanced Standing MSW Programs are designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an undergraduate social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; you can apply for the Advanced Standing programs if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • 1) you graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE (Council of Social Work Education) accredited school within the last 5 years.
    OR
  • 2) you graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE (Council of Social Work Education) accredited school within the last 10 years and have significant post-BSW social work practice experience.

We offer Advanced Standing Master of Social Work programs in:

Twin Falls, Idaho

Operating out of the College of Southern Idaho and offering the following options:

  • 1-Year Full-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program
  • 2-Year Half-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Operating out of the Lewis-Clark State College and offering the following options:

  • 1-Year Full-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program
  • 2-Year Half-Time Advanced Standing MSW Program/li>


Graduate Program Mission

The Boise State University Masters in Social Work program prepares graduates for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities and for specialized practice to advance the wellbeing of individuals and families. We are committed to human rights; social, economic, and environmental justice; and diversity.

As our mission suggests, the Boise State University School of Social Work MSW Program prepares students to work with diverse populations and issues. We educate students for advanced direct practice with individuals, families, households, groups, organizations and communities.

Goals of the MSW Program

The faculty have established eight goals for the MSW program:

  1. Promote academic excellence that integrates social work theory and practice with community-based experiential learning;
  2. Foster knowledge of global human conditions;
  3. Address local, state, and regional social work education and workforce needs;
  4. Foster inclusiveness and cultural humility in working with diverse and/or vulnerable populations;
  5. Prepare graduates for leadership in service delivery systems;
  6. Prepare graduates for ethical professional practice;
  7. Prepare graduates to recognize strengths and enhance the wellbeing of individuals and families through engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
  8. Inform practice through critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and research evidence.

Want to learn more?

We are happy to provide more information and answer your questions about the Master of Social Work program offered at regional sites around Idaho.

Twin Falls, IdahoCoeur d’Alene, Idaho
Donna Hatch, LCSW, Ph.D.
Boise State University School of Social Work,
College of Southern Idaho Campus
Hepworth Building
315 Falls Avenue, P.O. Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Phone: (208) 933-2361
DonnaHatch@BoiseState.Edu
Sonja Enger, MSW, LCSW
Boise State University School of Social Work,
1031 N. Academic Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 769-4287
Fax: (208) 666-6712
SonjaEnger@BoiseState.Edu