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Social Work (M.S.W.)

Our mission is to affirm the dignity and worth of every person, prepare leaders in academics and professional practice with individuals, families, and communities, and transform the world around us through empowering service. 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).

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

Program highlights

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

Application deadline

Applications are still being accepted for the Billings, MT campus. All other campus cohorts are full for the 2018-2019 school year.

Quality education

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

Credits and program format

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



Pay as low as $328 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 Mulan Road
Missoula, MT 59808

Last update on August 15, 2018