Facebook LinkedIn PinterestRSS Instagram Twitter Vine

Master of Social Work

Clarke University offers multiple high quality pathways to a Master of Social Work degree. Our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is focused on integrated health social work practice with particular attention to
rural areas.

Clarke’s MSW program develops mindful, engaged social workers who are prepared to competently serve their communities, responsibly engage in advocacy, and compassionately bend
the arc of the universe towards justice.

Clarke’s program prepares students through academically rigorous coursework and provides rich field experiences in a wide variety of settings. The MSW offers flexibility in scheduling to work with your needs as a student whether you need part-time, full-time, weekdays, or weekends.

MSW Pathway Options:

  • Advanced Standing Program (1 year full-time, 2 years part-time)
  • Hybrid Weekend Program (part-time)
  • Traditional Day Program (2 years full-time, 3 years part-time)
  • Articulation Program (part-time or full-time)
Follow your dream with Clarke University's MSW program.

Program Details

  • Fully accredited program
  • 64 credit hours; 32 credits if entering as Advanced Standing
  • Multiple pathway options
  • Affordable program
  • No GRE required
  • Financial aid available
  • For course descriptions and more information, please see the Academic Catalog
Learn More

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. You need to submit the graduate application form along with a series of other required documents and complete an interview.

Atrium Interior

Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know you by your first name.

View Our Faculty & Staff
Amanda Greubel, DSW

Amanda Greubel, DSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

My greatest hope as a social work educator is to light a fire for social justice in my students.

Mary Gitau, Ph.D.

Mary Gitau, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work

I am always prepared to share knowledge, to facilitate discussion and activities, to provide learning opportunities, and to evaluate the course and students’ effort.

Colleen Mahoney, Ph.D.

Colleen Mahoney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work, Associate Chair of Social Work

My enthusiasm for my students’ ideals and potential, I hope, provides encouragement and inspiration for them to believe in themselves and begin to impact the world around them.

Tara Velez, MSW

Tara Velez, MSW

Instructor of Social Work

I strive to create a classroom environment built upon respect and dignity.

Liz Wagner, MSW, APSW

I am honored to be able to teach Clarke students.  Working with students on a daily basis is inspiring.  My goal is that through relationship, collaboration and interactive teaching methods, students will gain knowledge, build professional and personal skills, and fall in love with Social Work.

Psychology Major students have access to state of the art facilities at Clarke University

But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Amy Duehr

Amy Duehr

Master of Social Work '16

Earning my master’s degree in social work has made a huge difference in my life. I was able to get a new career, and I set a positive example for my kids.

Jamie Klein

Jamie Klein

Master of Social Work '17

I am going beyond the classroom and the textbook, and am making decisions that have an impact on lives. Nothing makes an experience more real than knowing that the right decision can have a lasting positive effect.

Chelsea Davis

Chelsea Davis

Master of Social Work '19

Clarke has helped me learn the skills I need to be able to grow and explore my passions in the social work field. Clarke’s program has established my strong sense of advocacy, social justice, ethical responsibility, and devotion to the mental health field. I have and continue to use these skills to fight for my patients and make mental health a priority in my community.


25 %
Career growth

Employment for social workers is expected to increase overall by 25%, and the need for mental health and medical social workers is expected to be even greater, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

9:1
Average Faculty to student ratio

Intimate classroom settings and one-on-one attention from professors foster learning.

100 %
pass rate

Clarke’s MSW graduates boast a 100% licensure exam pass rate and a 100% job placement rate.

Accreditation

Clarke University’s Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

 

Experience Clarke's Master of Social Work for Yourself

Atrium Interior