UCCS Master of Social Work

UCCS Master of Social Work

Improving Our Communities, Making a Difference, Fueling the Future

The UCCS Master of Social Work program prepares students to change lives and communities for the better through ethical and competent trauma-informed social work practice.  

Our Graduates

Graduates are prepared for careers as professional social workers able to help individuals, families, groups and communities enhance, restore and create conditions favorable to social functioning. They are trained to be clinicians, advocates and leaders who make a difference in the lives of clients and communities impacted by trauma.  

Our Curriculum Emphasis

Our curriculum emphasizes trauma-informed social work practice with options to further study social work in the realms of military, healthcare, child welfare, education and communities. 


MSW Information Sessions

You can visit the Social Work Information Session page for information on upcoming info sessions, both in person and virtual.  You may also review the videos on materials presented during our sessions at your convenience.

Please contact us at socialwork@uccs.edu with questions or to schedule individual appointments.

UCCS Social Work Focuses on Key Skills:

  1. Serving clients using a trauma-informed approach with a focus on the individual within his/her/their environment.
  2. Understanding how to ethically and competently help clients and communities impacted by trauma and violence.
  3. Advocate for the needs of others, especially those who are not able to advocate for themselves.
  4. Promote social change and development, social cohesion and the empowerment and liberation of people.
  5. Inspire and motivate social action through strong social justice leadership.

Resources for MSW Students

  • Accreditation

    The Master of Social Work has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance. 

    Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program.  Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

    For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

  • Learn about becoming a UCCS student
  • Learn More About Licensure for Social Work

    Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 668.43(c) requires us to notify you about our accreditation status and licensure requirements that pertain to the UCCS MSW program.  Specifically, we are required to inform you if the education we are providing will meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state where you are located and to assist you in finding where to get more information.

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  • Assessment

    All social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) measure and report student learning outcomes, which are based on the 9 social work competencies outlined in the CSWE accreditation standards. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. Click the link below for more information.