Social Work, Master | Online (optional) | University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) | Colorado Springs, United States
24 months
15464 USD/year
15464 USD/year
7748 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Master of Social Work program prepares students to change lives and communities for the better through ethical and competent trauma-informed social work practice.  


Graduates of the Social Work program from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) are prepared for careers as professional social workers able to help individuals, families, groups and communities enhance, restore and create conditions favorable to social functioning. They are trained to be clinicians, advocates and leaders who make a difference in the lives of clients and communities impacted by trauma.  

Curriculum Emphasis

The curriculum emphasizes trauma-informed social work practice with options to further study social work in the realms of military, healthcare, child welfare, education and communities. 

School Social Work Licensing and Endorsement

UCCS is an approved Colorado Special Services Provider license with a School Social Worker endorsement!

At UCCS social work, you can apply for a special services provider license with a school social worker endorsement to provide social work services in the Colorado public school district or charter school.

You can complete the following coursework at UCCS to apply for this license:

  • (SWRK 6057) School Aged Children and Families, OR
  • (SWRK 6058) School Social Work Interventions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Social Work Practice
  • Organization & Community Social Work 
  • Individual Social Work
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment
  • Research & Analytic Methods
  • Rethinking Social Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate School Application 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee ($100 for International students)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended 
  • Professional statements for 3 writing prompts (500 to 1,000 words for each question) 
  • Current resume 
  • Contact information for 2 professional references (It is recommended that applicants select a cross-section of references, including employers, faculty or other individuals who have evaluated your work and can speak to the student’s academic abilities and/or related paid work or volunteer experience)
  • English as a second language (ESL) students may apply after obtaining a minimum score of 85 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS exams.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3874 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Colorado Springs

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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