The University of Wyoming’s Division of Social Work is proud to announce the launch of its Master of Social Work, or MSW, part-time program at the UW–Casper campus. This program has been designed to address the burgeoning demand for social work professionals in Wyoming, aligning with the projected 25% job growth rate in the field across the state. The part-time format caters specifically to working adults, offering a hybrid learning model that combines both in-person sessions at the central Casper location and online/Zoom coursework, as well as hands-on field practicum experiences.

The MSW part-time program offers two options: the advanced standing program, tailored for those holding a Bachelor of Social Work, or BSW, which can be completed in two years; and the standard program, open to applicants from various bachelor’s degree backgrounds, requiring three years for completion. All part-time program options begin in the summer.

Social work is an exciting and unique profession, with social workers making valuable contributions in diverse roles and settings within any community. They can work with people across the lifespan and individuals with disabilities, as well as those in healthcare, substance use, mental health, advocacy and policy. An MSW provides opportunities to create meaningful positive change in your community and fosters professional growth and advancement. Graduates of this accredited program can be confident in their prospects of securing employment in their chosen field that will provide them a deeply meaningful career that positively impacts lives.

The MSW Program prepares professional social workers for advanced-level practice and leadership positions in frontier and rural human service environments with an emphasis in social justice. Furthermore, the University of Wyoming MSW degree qualifies you for state license exams and clinical licensure.

The part-time MSW program has received overwhelming support, and the University of Wyoming at Casper is actively developing financial aid options for students, including a graduate assistant position.

Chelsie, a current MSW student in the part-time program, shares her perspective: “The part-time MSW program in Casper has allowed me the opportunity to further my social work education without leaving Casper. Many MSW programs are offered in an online-only fashion. I appreciate that the MSW program in Casper gives us the opportunity to learn in person with our cohort members, while being able to work full-time to support our families. Obtaining an MSW degree will open so many doors in my career and I am thankful to be able to complete it in my hometown. The work that social workers do is vital in our communities, and the state of Wyoming is in dire need of more social workers.”

For more details about the program, visit the University of Wyoming at Casper website, or contact MSW Program Coordinator Bethany Cutts at

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