Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work
More than ever before, communities in Montana and across the United States are being seriously impacted by serious mental health challenges, physical illness, substance use, poverty, oppression, and other serious social problems.
To address these problems, Carroll College has launched a clinically-focused, online Master of Social Work (MSW) program that 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.
Benefits of Carroll’s MSW program include:
Accessible and Flexible
Carroll's online MSW program accommodates your location and busy schedule while providing you with an exceptional learning experience:
- Engaging online courses that intentionally combine synchronous and asynchronous learning;
- Intensive skill-development sessions - offered online or in-person - that help you refine knowledge and skills needed to provide effective services.
- High-quality, individualized internship experiences where you are that provide cutting-edge opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with real practice.
In Carroll's MSW program, you will receive highly individualized training needed to address complex mental health needs presented by clients and patients. Our program is grounded in four emphasis areas: trauma-informed/resilience-focused care, integrated behavioral health care, evidence-based practice, and professional leadership.
We leverage all of Carroll College's resources to help you jump-start your career as a clinical social worker. Our program also provides the knowledge and skills needed to pursue an advanced clinical social work license.
Do you have a BSW or BSSW degree from an accredited social work program? You might be eligible for advanced standing in Carroll's MSW program. With advanced standing, you can complete your MSW in as little as 9 months. If you don't qualify for advanced standing, you can still complete our traditional MSW program in as little as 21 months.
We understand not everyone can complete our program full-time. We can create a course schedule that meets your needs and circumstances, helping you achieve your goals to be a clinical social worker within 3 to 4 years.