Highest-ranked MSW program in Iowa
according to U.S.News & World Report Best Grad Schools rankings, 2022
National ranking among online MSW programs
College Consensus 25 Best Online Master's In Social Work Programs in 2021
pass the licensure test on first try
Compared to a North American pass rate of 73% in 2021
Learning Centers across Iowa
Programs in Iowa City, Des Moines, Sioux City, and Online
Our Learning Centers
Iowa's Center for Intellectuals, Artists, Scientists Philosophers and Activists is the the central campus for The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, It has made many top ten lists of great places to, live, work, do business and retire.
Des Moines is geographically the heart of Iowa and of our nation--the state capital, offering an urban environment focused on the well being of the entire state in a culture that exemplifies typical Midwest friendliness.
Sioux City and the surrounding areas of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota are sometimes referred to as Siouxland. Our part time, 3 year MSW program, based at Briar Cliff University is preparing for its fifth cohort of graduate students.
Our cohort-model program builds strong connection and engagement by keeping class sizes small, creating learning communities of students living in similar geographic regions and matching these communities with a local mentor.
Why Social Work?
There has never been a greater time, or a greater need, for professionals educated in social work.