Master of Social Work

Committed to making a positive impact in Montana and beyond, Carroll is developing a Master of Social Work program.

Join our 2023-2024 student cohort!

- No application fee or GRE required -  

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 to 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 in online courses that combine synchronous and asynchronous learning; 
  • Intensive skill-development sessions - offered online or in-person -  that help you refine the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective services. 
  • Individualized internship experiences that provide cutting-edge opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with actual practice.

Clinical Focus

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.

    Advanced-Standing Option

    Do you have a BSW or BSSW degree from an accredited social work program? You may be eligible for advanced standing, completing 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.

    Part-Time Option

    We understand not everyone can complete our program full-time so we offer a number of part-time pathways for completing our program. 

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