Praise for the UWO MSW Program from Alumni
"My academic journey in the MSW program at UW Oshkosh was very rewarding. I found that the class content was relevant to current issues in the social work field and the instructors were exceptionally knowledgeable about the course topics. The class times were very flexible which allowed me ample time to complete my assignments. The instructors were inspiring and encouraging. I felt that anytime I was struggling with understanding concepts or working through an assignment I could reach out to an instructor and would receive a quick, thorough response. My experience in the MSW program has been very fulfilling both personally and professionally. I feel confident that the skills I have acquired and knowledge I have gained in the MSW program at UW Oshkosh has prepared and inspired me to be a passionate well-rounded social worker in any number of settings. Thank you to all the instructors who have guided and supported me on this journey."
Sarah S. 2015 Graduate
"The UW-Oshkosh MSW program is a great place to become a Master of Social Work. I had the ability to collaborate with a number of different students, professors, and other educational programs at UW-Oshkosh. In my last year of the MSW program, my life took an interesting bend where I moved out of Wisconsin. The professors and the social work program were very accommodating and were invested in my success from a distance. I believe that the UW-Oshkosh MSW program has helped me become more well-rounded in my future role as a social worker. I am happy to say that I have made some lifelong friendships and partnerships with peers and professors alike. I am proud to say that I received my MSW from UW-Oshkosh."
Alyssa S . 2015 Graduate
"I started this program in September of 2011 and will be graduated this August. At that time I was married, working full time and had an 18 month old daughter. I knew I had a supportive husband so I figured I could manage this degree with a little bit of hard work and perseverance. Well, one thing I underestimated was how much hard work I would need to put forth. Undergrad was easy for me. This graduate program was not. Not because the coursework was unreasonable or the professors were hard, but just the fact that now I was managing a life, a full-time job, a home/finances, a family AND now graduate school. It was a whole new ball of wax for me considering in undergrad I didn't work more than 10-15 hours a week and really didn't have a care in the world. I've learned a lot about what I am capable of over these last four years and I can honestly say the MSW program at UW Oshkosh was more than accommodating to my busy schedule and real life. Having had to miss a few classes here and there with my high-risk second pregnancy and occasional sick children (I welcomed my 2nd child during year 3 of this program) the professors were always understanding of life happenings and helped come up with ways to make this work. They understand how busy our lives are and make every second count in class. They understand our time away from home and our families is important. They are passionate about social work and make it their life's mission to spread that passion onto their students. I have grown more over these past four years than I ever thought was possible. I have realized I am capable of more than I ever would have given myself credit for had I not challenged myself by entering this program. If you think you can't do it because you wouldn't have the time or capacity, I want you to know it is possible and totally worth every bit of hard work."
Lindsey K. 2015 Graduate