Iowa City MSW Program



Application deadlines:

  • December 1st for the Accelerated Advanced Standing program

  • February 1st for the Regular and Advanced Standing program

Morgan at her job at the Domestic Violence
Intervention Program

The University of Iowa's MSW program prepares social workers for leadership in the profession and for advanced social work practice in one of two concentrations: Family Centered Practice or Integrated Practice. The program's general focus is on family systems and social change, both domestic and international. Its common goals, to be met through a set of foundation requirements, are: to enable all students to understand the dynamics of human development and change; to learn how to enhance the responsiveness of human services, and, to acquire intervention skills for working with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, and communities in public and private agencies and institutions.

The program requires 48 semester hours for students who earned a B.A. from a CSWE-accredited social work program. Sixty semester hours are required for student's whose BA degree is in a different field. To see curriculum matrixes, click here.

The entire MSW curriculum is available to students admitted annually in Iowa City. Students can participate as full-time, or in three-year or four-year part-time programs.

Most required courses are taught by UI faculty who reside in Iowa City or Des Moines. Electives, and a few required courses, are taught by adjunct faculty who are MSWs and are seasoned social work practitioners in the community with reputations for excellence in the content areas in which they teach.

The Iowa City program is located in North Hall on the East side of the main University of Iowa campus and allows students to take full advantage of an enriching and diverse college community.

Questions about the program or application process?  Contact: