Indiana University School of Social Work MSW Program

Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $60
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $455
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $1,022
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes

Our Program

Earn your MSW online or on-campus. Tuition discounts and scholarships for out-of-state students.

Since 1911, the school has been dedicated to developing competent, caring professionals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in social work practice, and who strive to enrich the lives of the people they touch. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the Master of Social Work program at Indiana University (continuously since 1923).

Graduates of the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) go on to promote social and economic justice at every level-from providing for the well-being of others to shaping social and economic policies.


The MSW curriculum includes three distinct levels through which students progress toward the advanced degree in social work, foundation courses, concentration courses, and focus area.

Focus areas include:

  • Children, Youth, & Families
  • Health
  • Community & Organizational Leadership
  • Mental Health & Addiction
  • School Social Work


Admission to the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) is competitive. We have Master's programs located across the state of Indiana and available online.

Admissions criteria:

  • Admissions decisions to the MSW program are primarily based on a review of your previous undergraduate and graduate work, your experience in human services (paid, volunteer, research, and internship), and the references and written documentation you provide.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT), and other graduate tests are not required.
  • An undergraduate record that reflects a liberal arts perspective as demonstrated by the successful completion of a minimum of six courses in social or behavioral sciences. Courses from the following disciplines are accepted: social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, human services, political science, government, criminal justice, and/or languages. Note: Other social or behavioral sciences courses outside of the listed disciplines may be accepted.
  • An undergraduate record that reflects successful completion of a college-level math course or equivalent. 


Tuition and fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis. Tuition and fee rates apply to all students in the MSW program. Students who are legal residents in the Midwest may qualify to participate in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Scholarships and financial aid are also available.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $60

Additional Requirements

Note: Application fees may vary by campus.

Application Deadline

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $455
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $1,022

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt MSEP Participant

Location & Contact

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