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

We are hosting virtual information sessions for the fall 2021 application cycle.  Register online now!

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020 

You may also review the material presented during our information sessions at your convenience on our Social Work Information Session page.

  • The videos and links on our information session webpage are designed to help you understand the profession of social work, what you can do with a social work degree, and how the UCCS Social Work programs can help you reach your academic and professional goals

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 or her 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

  • The Master of Social Work is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education(CSWE), the national association representing social work education in the United States. The CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

    Pre-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 submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy.  A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.  The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained Pre-Candidacy Status until they are granted Candidacy.

    Students who enter the program while it is still in Pre-Candidacy will not be recognized as attending a program in Candidacy unless the program attains Candidacy in the academic year in which those students enter.  The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.  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 by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation 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.

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