Best master’s of social work programs in Missouri

Three years after completing their degree, master's in social work graduates earn a weighted average salary of $48,475.  Our MSW rankings cover 247 out of the 286 programs available, accounting for 94.4% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.  

For more information on how we determine the best MSW programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in Missouri | #37 in Social Work nationally

Missouri State University-Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Economic score: 0.38

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,904

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,957

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $25,296

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.54

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Missouri | #61 in Social Work nationally

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

Economic score: 0.45

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $46,707

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $13,760

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $30,122

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.64

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Missouri | #62 in Social Work nationally

Park University

Parkville, Missouri

Economic score: 0.46

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $42,430

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,483

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $24,893

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.59

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Missouri | #92 in Social Work nationally

University of Missouri-St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 0.52

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,489

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,542

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $35,445

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.75

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Missouri | #95 in Social Work nationally

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Economic score: 0.53

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $49,067

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $16,120

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $38,780

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Missouri | #201 in Social Work nationally

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 0.83

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $47,758

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $14,811

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $57,535

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.20

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Missouri | #216 in Social Work nationally

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 0.89

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $43,284

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $10,337

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $50,380

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.16

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.