The need for social work expertise is greater than ever, and your research-backed degree from Iowa will prepare you for leadership in the next generation of therapists, counselors, clinicians, and advocates.

Whether you want to support the mental health needs of individuals, strengthen family and community systems, or specialize in an area to advance the field of social work, Iowa’s top-ranked MSW program will prepare you for an impactful career of helping others and creating lasting change.

# 1

Highest-ranked MSW program in Iowa

US News and World Report

# 19

Online MSW program in the nation

Source: College Consensus

Explore graduate programs

Master of Social Work

Train at the state’s top-ranked MSW program preparing leaders and advanced social work practitioners for over fifty years, around the state and now online.

PhD in Social Work

Prepare to conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of social work, to become a leader in the profession, and to teach social work in postsecondary educational institutions.


Combine valuable practical experience with your passion for research to help advance the field of social work.

Certificate in Aging and Longevity Studies

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to gerontology, this certificate is open to all UI undergraduate and graduate students in good standing.