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Praise for the UWO MSW Program

A new Master of Social Work Program is launching at UW-Oshkosh! We will begin accepting applications in the Fall of 2015 for classes beginning in Fall of 2016. Check back often for the most up-to-date information. In the meantime, here is what some of our current students have to say:

"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 Sumner, graduating Summer 2015



"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 Soderland, graduating Summer 2015


"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 Kraft, graduating Summer 2015




UW Oshkosh Collaborative MSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through June 2018. Students who are currently enrolled in the MSW Program at UW Oshkosh will be able to complete their degree here at UW Oshkosh. The current MSW curriculum will be offered through June 2018.

UW Oshkosh MSW Program has suspended new admissions and will not be accepting new applications for the program for the Fall 2015 term. Plans are underway to redevelop the MSW Program at UW Oshkosh with an anticipated opening of Fall 2016. The new program will likely focus on health care and mental health care practice. As plans are solidified and procedures established, updates will be posted on the Department of Social Work Web-page. If anyone would like additional information please contact the Department of Social Work Chair at

Please note that such transitions take time to be implemented and the Department of Social Work will provide additional information as it becomes available. The Department of Social Work appreciates the patience and support of social service agencies, alumni, students, potential students and those concerned about high quality social work education.


UW-Oshkosh MSW FAQs

For further Information regarding the transitions of the MSW program, please see our FAQ here.


MSW Calendar 2014-2015

Spring 2015 MSW Schedule

UW Oshkosh and UW Green Bay Collaborative MSW Program

The Collaborative Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program became a reality in Fall 2003 with the admission of the first class of students.  A joint venture of the UW-Green Bay and UW Oshkosh Departments of Social Work, the Collaborative MSW Program prepares social workers for leadership in careers of Direct Practice or Administration and Management.


Program Information

For more information contact Dr. Doreen Higgins, MSW Program Coordinator, UW-Green Bay.


MSW Program

MSW Field Education


UW Oshkosh Graduate Students

1. MSEP -- Midwest Student Exchange Program. Did you know that students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin can all participate in the MSEP? Students from these states can attend participating schools, such as UW Oshkosh, for 150% of in-state tuition. For undergraduates this makes attending UW Oshkosh less expensive for Illinois students than attending some Illinois state schools. The same may be true for the graduate program. Students don't need to do anything special to qualify for the "discount." It is figured into their tuition when they apply.

2. Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Proposals Due Feb. 13, 2015-- Please mark your calendar for the upcoming deadline of Feb. 13, 2015, for Student/Faculty Collaborative Research proposal submission. A call for proposals will be announced late in the Fall semester and proposals may be submitted after the announcement is made.

This is yet another potential funding source for graduate students!

This announcement came out from the UW Oshkosh Grants Office.


UW Oshkosh Time To Degree for Collaborative MSW


With a BSW Time to Degree is 12 months on a full-time basis (14-15 credits/Fall & Spring semester/5 credits for one summer).



With a BSW Time to Degree is 24 months on a part-time basis (6-8 credits/Fall & Spring semester/1 5-credit summer).



Without a BSW Time to Degree is 24 months on a full-time basis (14-15 credits/Fall & Spring semester/1 5-credit summer).



Without a BSW Time to Degree is 48 months on a part-time basis (6-8 credits/Fall & Spring semester/1 5-credit summer).


Students will have the opportunity to graduate a little earlier by taking more summer semester credits.


Fall 2015 Schedule

*For the most up-to-date Fall 2015 schedule please check Titan Web. Thank you!

by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Jul 06, 2015 12:05 PM