University of Denver Western Colorado MSW Program

Who We Are

The Western Colorado MSW Degree Program offers students the opportunity to earn an MSW in the local community, addressing behavioral healthcare workforce needs in social work and integrated care. Our program objectives include:

  • Provide professional education to support local workforce development.
  • Address community concerns and the special needs of rural communities.
  • Strengthen the professional social work infrastructure of communities in Western Colorado.

Our program offers a weekend schedule of Friday afternoon and Saturday classes, allowing students to be in their communities during the week and also work at their internship sites. Both University of Denver faculty and local adjunct faculty teach the on-site classes.

Field placements allow students to explore various social work practice areas, including child welfare, developmental disabilities, court-appointed special advocates, safehouse services, schools (secondary and college levels), mental health, patient navigation in integrated health, and equitable health provision in Colorado’s rural communities.

What We Do at the Western Colorado MSW Degree Program

Launched in the fall of 2013, the Western Colorado MSW Program is part of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. We are an in-person, graduate-level social work education program located in Glenwood Springs. Online/Distance Learning classes are available as well.

Contact Location
970-945-1133 or
1402 Blake Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Additional program office and classroom at 1
102 Grand Ave,
Glenwood Springs,
CO 81601
Sara Montag,
Assistant Program Director