About Carroll's MSW Program

The MSW program educates and trains students to use evidence-based interventions as they serve individuals, families, and groups in need of high-quality health, behavioral health, substance use, and social services.

We are Mission driven.

The mission of Carroll College's MSW Program is to educate clinical social workers who prevent and solve complex social problems negatively affecting vulnerable and underserved individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in Montana, across the nation, and throughout the world.

Our online program is rooted in the principles and methods of culturally competent trauma-informed care, integrated care, and evidence-based practice, preparing ethical and competent social work leaders who elevate community health and functioning and promote social and economic justice through a focus on strengths, resilience, and empowerment.

Change takes knowledge and skills.

Carroll's curriculum is built on four emphasis areas that inform everything we do:

  1. Trauma-informed / resilience-focused care
  2. Integrated health care
  3. Evidence-based practice
  4. Professional leadership

Integrating these focal areas throughout our curriculum and reinforcing them with hands-on skill development activities, offered in-person or online, ensures you graduate with tools you can use in various clinical practice settings with diverse client populations. 

Why emphasize these perspectives? In the case of trauma-informed / resilience-focused practice, integrated health care, and evidence-based practice, these approaches are clinical "best practices" that have been implemented in health, behavioral health, and social service systems across the country.

We focus on professional leadership because social workers often assume important and influential roles in the organizations and communities they serve.

By supporting the development of leadership skills, we help you leverage your strengths and capacities to rise higher professionally and significantly impact vulnerable and underserved populations.


Our program provides the knowledge and skills needed to pursue an advanced clinical social work license. And if you qualify for advanced standing, you can complete your MSW in as little as nine months.

Change takes passion.

Social work is hard work. It often involves meeting people in crisis who have likely experienced trauma and adversity. But social work may be for you if you have a passion for service and find purpose in serving and empowering oppressed individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Carroll's clinical MSW program is rooted in social work values of social justice, dignity and worth of the person, service, respect for human relationships, competence, and integrity. Couple that with Carroll College's commitment to serving all humanity, especially those poor and marginalized. You can be sure that we will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance client health and well-being and promote social and economic justice.

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