Master of Social Work - Missouri Baptist University (Mobap)
Program Level
  • Master's
Degrees Offered

Master of Social Work

  • Online
  • College of Science & Health
  • School of Social Work
MSW Online Program Overview

The CSWE-Accredited Master of Social Work program at Missouri Baptist University:  

  • Prepares students to engage in service and leadership to promote positive social change and challenge injustice.  
  • Prepares students to engage in advanced social work practice at the highest professional level of practice informed by theoretical perspectives and knowledge based on research.
  • Prepares students to practice according to the values and ethics of the profession and understand and demonstrate ethical integration of Christian faith in advanced social work practice.
  • Prepares students to demonstrate an understanding of social work theories, values and practices from a Christian worldview.
  • Engages in service to the MBU local and global communities.

What are the benefits of an MSW degree? 

An MSW is a graduate-level degree that prepares students for advanced professional social work practice. Requiring a higher level of work than an undergraduate program, an MSW program provides students an opportunity to expand and deepen their theoretical, research, and practice knowledge and skills through intensive classroom and fieldwork experiences. 

Students may directly enter the MSW program upon graduating from a BSW program, or students may gain work experience between completion of a BSW degree and entry into the MSW program. Students may enter the MSW program with an undergraduate degree other than social work. 

To practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or a Licensed Advanced Master Social Worker (LAMS) in Missouri, individuals must have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program. 

Why MBU? 

The MSW program at MBU seeks to develop ethical, competent and effective advanced social work practitioners who integrate the knowledge, values and skills of social work to advance social and economic justice and to provide services to enhance and strengthen individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities locally and globally, all in the context of Christian service. 

The MSW program at MBU offers competitive tuition costs, full and part-time program options and flexible courses that may be completed fully online.

The MSW program at MBU is offered in the context of a small liberal arts university where faculty are accessible, approachable and passionate about supporting the growth of their students. 

MSW program faculty have teaching, research and practice experience in a variety of social work areas, including faith-based non-profit organizations.

CSWE Accredited

The Master of Social Work program at Missouri Baptist University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation (CSWE) Board of Accreditation (BOA).

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. 

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

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For more details on Missouri Baptist University’s online MSW degree, please contact the Office of Online & Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or

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