The Sioux City MSW program is a three-year, part-time program designed for working professionals in the Siouxland region that delivers the quality you can expect from Iowa’s flagship university at an exceptional value.

Administered by the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work, the Sioux City MSW program is conveniently located on the beautiful campus of Briar Cliff University and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program options

Advanced standing program

36 semester hour program
  • For students with a social work degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Two-year program which starts in the summer semester
  • View the sample course sequence

Regular standing program

54 semester hour program
  • For students without a social work degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Starts in the fall semester and can be completed in 2, 3 or 4 years

Application deadline

December 1st for advance standing 

February 1st for regular standing

Why consider the Sioux City MSW?

  • Benefit from a structured part-time course plan that fits your current work and lifestyle
  • Small class sizes mean you’ll have more attention and support
  • No GRE requirement
  • Evening classes typically meet once per week
  • Learn from experienced practitioners actively working in the community
  • Save money, all students pay in-state tuition (currently $625/credit)

Students register for an average of two courses each semester, including summers, and complete the degree in three years.

Students from diverse academic and experiential backgrounds are valued and actively recruited by the program. Previous experiences in human services and cross-cultural perspectives are desirable.

Courses for regular-standing students (those who have completed a degree in a discipline other than a CSWE-accredited social work degree program) began in the summer of 2023. The next cohort for regular-standing students begins in Summer of 2026.

Coursework for Advanced Standing students (those who have completed the BA in Social Work or BSW from a CSWE-accredited social work degree program) begins in the summer of 2024. 

Online information sessions

Please join us for an online info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree from the University of Iowa.

Online information sessions take place via Zoom. You can join in from a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device via:
We welcome everyone to register prior to the session; however, it is not necessary. You are welcome to "drop-in".

Sessions take place on the following Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time).


  • Jan. 8
  • Jan. 22

If you have any questions or requests, please contact our coordinator:
Julia Kleinschmit
Clinical Professor, Sioux City Practicum and Program Administrator


Julia Kleinschmit

Julia Kleinschmit, M.S.W.

Clinical Professor
Sioux City Practicum and Program Administrator