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MSW Vision, Mission and Goals


The vision of this Department reflects a central belief that its curriculum be guided by the principle of doing what is right and just — teaching students to willingly accept the professional responsibility to act as the "heart and conscience" of the profession in their respective communities or as part of the profession-at-large, to advocate on  behalf of those who suffer discrimination, devaluing and oppression. The Department's mission and goals stem from its vision.

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Mission of the MSW Program

The Master of Social Work is a strengths-based graduate education program that prepares students for advanced professional practice and leadership in both local and global practice contexts, with a commitment to evidence-based knowledge, critical thinking, and social justice values.


  • Prepare advanced degree social workers to assume leadership roles in clinical/mental health care and health care settings in order to meet the growing needs of the Fox Valley and beyond.
  • Prepare professional social workers to engage in activities that will contribute to the development and improvement of social policy at local, regional, state, and national levels as it pertains to culturally relevant mental health and health care services.
  • Engage in collaborative partnerships with other academic units and degree programs at UW Oshkosh, as well as with organizational entities in the Fox Valley region in order to improve community well-being.
  • Engage in teaching, research and evaluation activities that promote best practices in mental health and health care practice and encourage innovation and discovery to improve the well-being of those in need.

NASW Code of Ethics

UW Oshkosh MSW Program Information

The MSW Degree offered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh-Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

View our MSW Fact Sheet here.

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020

$618.57 per credit

*Prices include $68.57 per credit in segregated fees

Credit plateau is not applicable to MSW courses

MSW Field Education

UWO Department of Social Work Student Handbook

UW Oshkosh Graduate Students

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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

For the most up-to-date schedule, please check Titan Web.

Class NameInstructorTime Room
SW 701- Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work (1st 7 wks) Dr. Jon Hudson
T 5pm-7pm
Swart Hall 3
SW 707- Human Behavior in the Social Environment (2nd 7 wks)
Dr. Jon Hudson
T 5pm-8pm Swart Hall 3
SW 708- Social Welfare Policy: Contemporary Approaches (Jan Interim)
Prof. Audra Eggum, MSW, LCSW
T 5-9pm
Swart Hall 240
SW 720- Practic Competence in a Diverse Community (14 wks)
Dr. Amy Williams
Th 5pm-7pm
Swart Hall 3
SW 727- Psychopathology and Strength-Based Assessment (1st 7 wks)
Dr. Mary Weeden
W 6:10-9:10pm Swart Hall 240
SW 728- Advanced Social Work Policy Practice (Jan Interim) Dr. Jim Power Swart Hall 302
SW 729- Advanced Field and Seminar I (Mental Health Care) (17 wks) Dr. Mary Weeden W 5-6pm Swart Hall 240
SW 729- Advanced Field and Seminar I(Health Care) (17 wks) Dr. Jim Power W 5-6pm Swart Hall 302
SW 731- Program Evaluation, Practice Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice (2nd 7 wks) Dr. Jim Power
W 6:10-9:10pm Swart Hall 302

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