Welcome to the Master of Social Work at Indiana University Bloomington
Do you want to create positive change in the world? Then social work might be the career for you.
Social workers support individuals, families, and communities of all backgrounds as they navigate life’s most difficult challenges. The values that ground our work and profession include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We work in a variety of contexts not only to support individuals, but to also address the challenges of the social systems in which people live.
Ten reasons to choose Social Work:
We are one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. (BLS, 2015)
A social work degree is incredibly flexible and includes curriculum in generalist practice skills, organizational leadership, policy evaluation, and research
We are more than helpers; we are highly trained and experienced professionals
We are the largest group of mental health providers in the U.S., and are preferred among employers and health insurance programs
MSW graduates are eligible for clinical licensure, leading to better pay and employment
MSWs see a median increase of 37.5% in salary over those with BSW degrees (NASW, 2010)
Loan forgiveness is available after a certain number of years in the field
Enjoy the benefits of being part of a small school on a large, world-class campus
The IU School of Social Work is the #1 school of social work in Indiana, and the oldest school of social work in the country
You want a career that makes a difference in the world, is challenging, and will never be boring
Ready to change the world? RSVP to one of our Explore Social Work sessions listed below and make an appointment with the social work advisor, Colleen Rose , to get started on your journey to an exciting and rewarding career in social work.
Dec 2nd at 3:00pm MSW Information Session
Jan 24th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Feb 7th at 12:00pm Voices from the Field
Feb 15th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Feb 23rd at 12:00pm MSW/BSW Student Association Self-Care Workshop
Mar 29th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Apr 1st at 12:00pm Alumni Association Workshop on Professional Licensing for Social Workers
Apr 3rd at 10:00am IUSSW Career Fair
Join us for our 2017 IU School of Social Work Career Fair! Meet with employers currently seeking recent social work degree graduates!