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Social Work (M.S.W.)

Our mission is to train competent and ethical professionals who: embody integrity, value all people, serve their communities, and pursue social justice. Our program is designed for commuter students with one day a week classes. This makes it easy to complete your degree while still managing the demands of life.

The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Learn about our online Doctor of Social Work program.

The Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Master of Social Work degree that is offered on three campuses: College Place, WA; Billings, MT; Missoula, MT

Program Highlights

  • No GRE required
  • Clinical focus
  • Dedicated field director for field placement
  • Transfer credits accepted
  • Enrollment now open each fall quarter

Preferential Deadline

May 1
All admission documents must be in to guarantee a slot (if eligible).

Final Application Deadline

August 31
Admission for Fall quarter is dependent on available slots remaining – eligibility does not guarantee a slot. You may be placed on a waitlist if accepted.

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited
  • Regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Low student-faculty ratio

Format: On Campus with three location options (College Place, WA; Billings and Missoula, MT)
Classes meet in person once a week on Monday. These face-to-face sessions are augmented with online courses.


  • 79 credits regular standing track
    • 300 field hours in generalist setting and 600 practicum hours in advanced clinical setting.)
  • 49 credits advanced standing track (for BSW graduates from an accredited school with a 3.0+ GPA)
    • 600 supervised practicum hours in advanced clinical setting

Length: 2 years or less

Loan repayment as low as $329 if using financial aid.*

  • Scholarships, Grants, Financial aid, Stafford Loans and ‘pay-as-you-go’ plans are available.
  • Master of Social Work Child Welfare Training Grant (available only at Missoula, MT and Billings, MT extension programs)
  • Learn more about finances for graduate students >

Montana Campuses

In addition to the main campus in College Place, Washington, the Master of Social Work degree is offered on two campuses in Montana—Billings and Missoula.

The Walla Walla University Master in Social Work (MSW) program in Montana offers the same graduate curriculum that is offered on the main campus in College Place, Washington. The focus of the program is advanced clinical practice. Students may take electives in areas such as addictions, aging, child welfare, children and families, mental health, medical social work, and school social work. 

An MSW can be earned in six quarters.  A four quarter advanced standing program is also available to BSW graduates who have graduated from a CSWE accredited institution.

2520 5th Ave.
Billings, MT 59101

2415 Mullan Road
Missoula, MT 59808

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