A clear path to a fulfilling career

You’re already making a difference in the lives of others. The Iowa Master of Social Work will give you the skills and versatility needed to advance your career as a therapist or as an organizational or community leader. 

Make helping others a calling and a career with Iowa's top-ranked MSW program. Gain the skills and credentials you need for roles in clinical social work, counseling, school-based therapy, health care, advocacy, and more. Study online or in person in Iowa City, Des Moines, or Sioux City. This flexible program will equip you to improve lives and strengthen communities, wherever you go.

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Please select a location

The Iowa MSW can be earned entirely online or in-person at any of these three locations. Please select the option that's right for you.


Iowa City

Sioux City

Des Moines

Why earn your MSW at the University of Iowa?

The research university advantage

You’ll benefit from the broad expertise and training opportunities you can only find at a top-tier research university and teaching hospital.

An education that opens doors

The Iowa MSW is a trusted credential from the most established social work program in the state. Join and tap into our large network of alumni throughout Iowa and surrounding states to help with practicum placement and job opportunities.

Designed to fit your life

With three locations in Iowa and an online option, the Iowa MSW is within reach no matter where you are. You can work and learn at the pace that suits you—and no GRE is required. 

Outstanding value

All resident MSW students, as well as all Sioux City and online MSW students—even those living out-of-state in states that border Iowa—pay in-state tuition.

The state's flagship MSW program

The University of Iowa MSW program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1951.

Review accreditation

90.4 %

Licensure pass rate

vs. 73% national average

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