Sponsored: Kansas’ only master’s program in social work is at Washburn University


Washburn University has uniquely designed its master’s programs and is the only program in Kansas to offer a concentration in health care social work.

Students can get their graduate degree for social work whether they have a social degree or in any other major. The difference between this and others is this is a two-year program and a one-year program if you have a social degree. Additionally, students can practice clinical counseling throughout the program.

“I graduated from Kansas State University in the spring of 2020 with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science,” Washburn graduate student Gabriel Thomas said. “I am currently a master’s student in the social work program here at Washburn University. I ended up choosing Washburn University as I had heard great things about the university itself, as well as how good the social work program was at providing clinical experience.”

Thomas said he wanted to work with veterans.

“I wanted a degree in social work after learning about the clinical practice,” Thomas said. “I found it was the best path for me to pursue in order to work with the veteran population.”

There are small class sizes in which students get to know and learn from their professors on a personal level. Faculty serves as students’ academic advisers.

“My overall experience at Washburn this semester has been fantastic,” Thomas said. “The atmosphere is incredibly open and accepting, and despite this being my first semester, I have learned an abundance of information about the social work field. I genuinely look forward to class each week, and I am excited to see what the following semesters will hold.”

Tuition is comparable to in-state and out-of-state tuition. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Parking is also free.

The GRE is not required to apply, and students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Students must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. There is no application fee to apply.

Students can apply online. Applications are due Jan. 15 for a summer and fall start.