Licensure

The University of Denver’s Master of Social Work program prepares students to work as social workers.

Social workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Social workers help their clients, often members of marginalized populations, to advocate for themselves and better their lives by connecting them with services including: mental health or substance abuse treatment, job training or resources, individual, group, or family therapy, and more.

This program fulfills the academic eligibility requirements for Colorado state licensure as a social worker.

Students may also be eligible for licensure/certification in other states outside of Colorado; however, certification requirements differ from state to state. Most state licensing boards require a master’s degree, testing, and potentially additional post-graduate coursework/supervised clinical experience requirements. We encourage students to research the requirements specific to their resident state.

Please review the Graduate School of Social Work Master of Social Work Program State Licensure Information to determine whether the MSW@Denver program meets state specific licensure requirements.