Become a Social Worker in Wyoming

In order to become a licensed social work practitioner in Wyoming, you will need to complete prerequisite coursework, examination requirements, and, in some cases, supervised work requirements. Also, certain levels of social work in Wyoming can only be reached after completing an on-campus or online master of social work program.

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Howard University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The online Master of Social Work program from Howard University School of Social Work prepares students for advanced direct or macro practice in culturally diverse communities. Two concentrations available: Direct Practice and Community, Administration, and Policy Practice. No GRE. Complete in as few as 12 months.

University of Denver

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The University of Denver’s Online MSW Program is delivered by its top-ranked school of social work and offers two programs. Students can earn their degree in as few as 12 months for the Online Advanced-Standing MSW or 27 months for the Online MSW.

Fordham University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Fordham’s skills-based, online MSW program integrates advanced relevant social work competencies, preparing students to serve individuals and communities while moving the profession forward. This program includes advanced standing and traditional MSW options.

Simmons University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Aspiring direct practitioners can earn their MSW online from Simmons University in as few as 12 months. GRE scores are not required, and the program offers full-time, part-time, accelerated, and advanced standing tracks.

University of Southern California

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The MSW@USC is the online Master of Social Work from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. USC offers virtual and in-person field education, and students focus on adults, youth or social change.

Syracuse University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Syracuse University’s online Master of Social Work program does not require GRE scores to apply and is focused on preparing social workers who embrace technology as an important part of the future of the profession. Traditional and Advanced Standing tracks are available. 

Baylor University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

Complete the Master of Social Work online program at Baylor University in as few as 12 months. Serve populations in Texas and around the world while ethically integrating faith and social work practice. No GRE required.

Case Western Reserve University

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Master of Social Work (MSW)

In as few as a year and a half, you can prepare for social work leadership by earning your Master of Social Work online from Case Western Reserve University’s school of social work.

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Common Steps to Become a Wyoming Social Worker

Wondering how to become a social worker in Wyoming? Education, field experience and licensure can help you achieve your social worker career goals. To become an LCSW in Wyoming and advance your career, follow these steps, summarized from the Wyoming Mental Health Professional Licensing Board.

Information below was retrieved May 2022 and is only meant to be a high-level overview. Requirements may change, always check with the state licensing board for complete and up to date information.

1. Earn a CSWE-Accredited Social Work Degree

To become a licensed social worker in Wyoming, you will have to complete a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) program. All three licenses offered in Wyoming require an MSW degree: certified master social worker, registered clinical social worker intern, and licensed clinical social worker.

2. Complete Post-Graduate Field Hours 

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and MSW programs will include social work field experience, but you’ll need to meet certain field experience requirements for social work licensure in Wyoming. To become fully licensed as an LCSW, you must have two years of post-master’s supervised experience under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker. 

3. Get Licensed

Once you’ve completed all requirements according to the board, you may apply to become an LCSW in Wyoming. Learn more on how to become a social worker.

Social Work Degree Programs in Wyoming

There are two social work degree programs at the associate, bachelor, master and doctorate levels to help you become a social worker in Wyoming.  

An associate degree with a social work focus can help students complete coursework that prepares them for an entry-level administrative role in social work. There are 

There is 1 CSWE-accredited BSW program in Wyoming. A bachelor’s degree in social work can enable a student to enter an advanced standing program in an MSW program, where you may be able to complete an MSW in about one year. A BSW also prepares students for entry-level social work positions, such as caseworkers or mental health assistants.

To become a licensed social worker in Wyoming as a registered clinical social worker intern, licensed clinical social worker or certified master social worker, an MSW is required. There are 1 CSWE-accredited MSW program in Wyoming. 

Some social workers pursue a doctorate in social work, which may open pathways to leadership roles and social work research. Wyoming has social work/social welfare doctorate programs at:

Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs in Wyoming 

MSW programs in Wyoming teach students advanced social work theories and practical knowledge. In Wyoming the Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities. MSW students in Wyoming also complete a social work practicum where they’re able to get real social work practice under the supervision of a licensed supervisor.

Social Work Licenses in Wyoming

In Wyoming, social work licenses are issued by the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board. The board offers two types of social work licenses: licensed social worker and certified social worker. 

Licensed Social Worker in Wyoming 

Becoming a Licensed Social Worker in Wyoming requires a graduate degree in social work. The practicum also requires the program you choose to be accredited by the CSWE. 

  • Wyoming LCSW Education Requirement: Completion of a graduate degree program in social work accredited by the CSWE
  • Wyoming LCSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Advanced Generalist or Clinical Level Examination
  • Field Requirement: 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised clinical training or work experience in clinical social work under the direct supervision of a designated qualified clinical supervisor for a minimum of 100 hours. Of the three thousand (3,000) hours required, at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours shall be direct client contact hours.
  • License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 45 clock hours of continuing education (3 hours must be in ethics) and payment of a $125 renewal fee.

Certified Social Worker in Wyoming 

Becoming a Wyoming CSW (Certified Social Worker) requires a graduate degree in social work. The practicum also requires the program you choose to be accredited by the CSWE. 

  • Wyoming CSW Education Requirement: Baccalaureate in social work from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Wyoming CSW Exam: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Bachelor’s or Master’s Level Examination
  • Field Requirement: none
  • License Renewal: Renewal is required every two years. Requirements for renewal are the successful completion of 45 clock hours of continuing education (3 hours must be in ethics) and payment of a $100 renewal fee.

Social Work Salaries in Wyoming

Social worker salaries in Wyoming will depend on your role, environment and location. According to BLS data, healthcare social workers tend to make the most in wyoming.

Wyoming Social Work CareersNumber of Social Workers in WyomingAverage Mean Social Work Salary
Child, Family and School Social Workers
640
$50,090
Healthcare Social Workers
260
$62,560
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
270
$57,780

Information on the above social work salaries in Wyoming was retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Wyoming as of May 2022.

Learn more about different social work salaries.

Wyoming Social Work Scholarships

If you’re interested in going to social work school in Wyoming, there are social work scholarships that can help you pay for school. Be sure to check with your preferred university for other financial aid options.

Wyoming Social Work Organizations

Social workers in Wyoming can connect with the NASW’s in Wyoming. This group provides networking opportunities, news and research about social work in Wyoming and job listings. Your university may also offer social work organizations for students.

FAQs

Does Wyoming have social work reciprocity?

Yes! If you hold a social work license in another state but would like to practice in Wyoming, the Board offers licensure by reciprocity for CSWs and LCSWs. To be eligible, you must hold an out-of-state social work license in good standing.

What are the social work continuing education (CE) requirements in Wyoming?

The state of Wyoming requires LCSWs and CSWs are required 45 hours every two years, all of which may be completed by home study. A minimum of 3 of the 45 hours must be in ethics, and 3 hours in suicide assessment or intervention, every two year licensing period.

What is the best way to look up my social work license in Wyoming?

To look up social work license verification in Wyoming visit the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Last updated May 2022