Earn a Masters in Social Work
Serve your community by helping people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives
The Master of Social Work Program prepares social workers for leadership in family-centered and advanced social work practice. The curriculum is solidly grounded in social systems theory. Consistent with the mission of Newman University, the program seeks to educate students for service to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as professional social workers through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) in Kansas and through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado.
Master of Social Work (MSW)
The Master of Social Work Program prepares social workers for leadership in family-centered and advanced social work practice.
Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing
The Master of Social Work - Advanced Standing program offers a shortened curriculum path for those who already hold Bachelor of Social Work degrees from accredited BSW programs and who otherwise qualify.
Newman University offers a dual masters program enabling students to earn both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees for those seeking leadership and management positions within their organization.
SOCIAL WORK STUDENT LOUNGE
The School of Social Work has a student lounge, located in McNeill Hall Room 123. This area allows students to study or relax before or after their classes. It is equipped with a telephone, refrigerator, and microwave.
Examination preparation materials and resources are available for use by Newman University students on campus through Academic and Student Support Services. Contact the Student Support Services Coordinator. Visit the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board website.
About Our Faculty
DEPARTMENT Graduate Social Work
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in philosophy. Many of our Master Social Work graduates will let you know that the faculty work one-on-one to help you succeed.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs in Social Work are expected to increase in the next decade by 12%.
- Christopher Wayne Jones '16, MSW
- Kayla Heibert '16, MSW
"Right now I work at St. Francis Community Services as an adoption social worker. I love it. I love working with kids and families."
When asked if Newman had prepared him for his future, Hand replied confidently, "Absolutely! Without a doubt."
Application deadline for priority consideration: June 30th
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Minimum GPA: 3.0 in all upper-division coursework (this includes any previous graduate-level academic work)
Study in liberal arts. For purposes of admission, liberal arts include the following disciplines: English, speech, philosophy, history and the humanities, social sciences, math and the natural sciences.
Note: Applicants may be instructed to continue their study of specific disciplines in liberal arts as a condition of admission to the program. Applicants are encouraged to contact the MSW program if uncertain as to whether previous coursework satisfies admission prerequisites.
Apply to the Newman University Graduate School
University Admission - Graduate Studies
Required submissions are to be mailed to:
Graduate Admissions – Social Work
Wichita, KS 67213-2097
Application for Admission - Graduate Studies
Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee. Payment options:
- Online: Application Fee Payment
- Mail: Check made payable to Newman University
Please submit an official transcript documenting receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Official transcripts from each college or university where undergraduate and graduate credit was earned must also be submitted.
Note: If you are a Newman University graduate, you do not need to request transcripts.
Apply to the Master of Social Work Program
Letters of Recommendation
Submit three letters of recommendation using the form linked below:
MSW Recommendation Form
Submit a personal statement, 2-3 pages in length, which includes:
- The applicant’s individual qualifications and motivations for entering the field of social work
- The applicant’s areas of special interest to include fields of practice and special populations
- This statement should address the applicant’s ability to collaborate with others and his or her readiness to learn in the classroom and in the field practicum