Master of Social Work


Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate degree academically prepares competent and effective professionals at the generalist and advanced generalist levels. Additionally, the curriculum allows students to focus their studies in the following area:

  • Indigenous & Rural Communities

The curriculum integrates the knowledge, skills, and values of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) competencies and behavioral indicators along with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. These key foundations prepare our graduates to practice social work in a wide range of social work agencies and allied settings with diverse client systems and people. The NSU MSW degree has a unique focus in addressing social work practice with Native American populations.

MSW Program Mission Statement

The NSU MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For more information about degree requirements, visit the NSU catalog.

** Admission to the Master of Social Work program starts from November 1st to March 1st each year, and only completed applications will be reviewed. Application for the MSW admission may be made electronically through the link below. 

*Late application will be considered upon approval from the Director of the MSW Program.  Late application request can be sent to

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    • Advanced Standing Option apply for Summer Semester.  
    • Traditional Pathway Option apply for Fall Semester.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Northeastern State University Master of Social Work curriculum is designed to help prepare students to sit for the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) exam for Oklahoma. Click here for more information on licensure in Oklahoma and to contact the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers. Licensure questions can also be addressed to Clinical Assistant Professor Allison Mason ( At this time, NSU cannot determine if a particular program meets the licensing requirement for every state. You will want to contact the licensing board in which state you intend to pursue licensure for their requirements.


For more information about this program, contact:

Dr. Eun-Jun Bang, MSW Program Director

Degree Available at

  • Tahlequah

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Northeastern State University Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

CSWE Accreditation