January 18-19, 2001


NOTICE OF INTENT           Approval of Proposal to Add a Master of Social Work Degree; The University of Montana-Missoula


THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to add a Master of Social Work degree.


EXPLANATION:                  The University of Montana’s Department of Social Work currently offers the only accredited baccalaureate program in the State of Montana.  The Department proposes to develop a two-year program of graduate study leading to a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.  The program will be designed to meet national accreditation standards issued by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for MSW programs.  Graduation from a CSWE- accredited program is a prerequisite for an individual to secure a social work license in the state of Montana.


The completed signature page resides on file at the President’s Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.