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New and incoming Fall 2020 MSW students may view the new student orientation here (PPT file)

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

Some courses may have additional fees assessed. See link below for full information.

*Prices include $68.57 per credit in segregated fees

Credit plateau is not applicable to MSW courses

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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.

Summer 2020 Schedule

In person classes have gone online for Summer 2020. Students should contact their professors directly via email if they require updates to course delivery.

Class NameInstructorTime Room
SW 704- Generalist Practice I (Jun 15-Aug 7 2020) Dr. Jon Hudson
T 6pm-9pm

SW 710- Foundation Field and Seminar II (Jun 15- Aug 7)
Dr. Amy F. Williams
T 5-6pm

SW 795- Special Topics: Introduction to Social Gerontology (Jun 15-Aug 7(
Dr. Jim Power W: 5pm-8pm online
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