Social Work Program

Program introduction:

“Social work” program started its educational operation by accepting the first admission students in 1997, based on the “Special permission to hold educational operation” issued to MUST by Policy and Regulatory Authority of Science, Technology, and Higher Education of Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. MUST is the first university to prepare social work professionals in Mongolia. Today, the university is holding Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral programs of “Social work” profession. “Social work: higher education standard” developed by the university and approved by National Center of Standardization and Metrology in 2009 has been implemented in the professional program since. During 22 years of preparing professionals, 710 Bachelors, 128 Masters, and 4 Doctors (Ph. D) have graduated from this program. 

    “Social work” Bachelor program is accredited with the order of the 1st of September, 2014 of National Council for Education Accreditation of Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. 


  1. Study orientation of the program: 


In accordance with the special permission of Minister of Education, Culture, and Science for the training course, following courses are being held:

  • Bachelor for “Social work” program (4 years), 

  • Research and professional master in “Social work /General/” program (1.5-2 years), 

  • Research and professional master in “Social work administration” program (1.5-2 years), 

  • Research and professional master in “Industrial social work” (1.5-2 years), 

  • Doctor for “Social work” (3-4 years)  


  1. Program purpose:


Program purpose lays in preparing professionals who possess wide knowledge of social work science, proficient to practice knowledge of the latest social work service, methods, and technologies, are continuously improving their skills in accordance with social changes and innovations,  capable of working with customers (individual, family, organization, public), able to do research on social issues, skilled in communication, and ethical in social work field. 


  1. Professional definition:


Social work is a profession based on practical implications directed to support social solidarity and social changes and innovations, to ensure human rights, freedom, and to empower them. It values social justice, collective responsibility, and individual differences. 


  1. Program significance and advantages:


  • The university is the first university to prepare social work professionals in Mongolia, 

  • Permitted to hold Bachelor, Master, and Doctor degree programs, 

  • 80% of the professors’ team is of Doctor (Ph. D) degree,

  • Cooperation contracts with social service organizations and universities in Korea and Japan for students to do practice are made, 

  • Hold the most graduates of “Social work” program in Mongolia and alumni network,

  • Versatile to work in “people” sectors of both public and business organizations,

  • Opportunities for students to continue their study in local and foreign Master’s or Doctor’s programs not only in social work profession, but also in other social science programs. 


  1. Professional knowledge and skills to be possessed:

  • Theoretical knowledge to explain natures of society, social communication, social psychology, and social development,

  • Knowledge of theories and models to explain and solve issues in different levels (individual, family, public, social group, local unit, and society), and skills to apply them in practice, 

  • Systematic knowledge, skills, and practice to do research and situation assessment, and further, to define customer and social issues, to plan, implement, distribute service, and to complete, control, and evaluate the service. 

  • Wide range of knowledge and skills like, professional commitment, ethics, personal management, and teamwork skills are possessed by the students at the time of graduation. 


  1. Professionals’ working field and institutions:


Public institutions:

  • Office of the Parliament

  • Office of the President 

  • Cabinet Secretariat of Government 

  • Ministry of labor and social protection 

  • Authority of family, child and youth development

  • General Agency for Labor Welfare Service

  • City, district and sub district Mayor’s Offices 

  • Local administration centers of provinces and soums 

  • Labor welfare divisions of capital city and provinces 

  • General Executive Agency of Court Decision

  • Law enforcement agencies and penitentiaries 

  • General Education Schools

  • Vocational Training Centers

  • Lifelong Education Center 

  • Social worker of soum and sub-districts 

  • Nursing home care of the state

Private sectors:

  • Industries (eg: mining companies)

  • Organizations for human right

  • Women’s protection centers

  • Organizations for children 

  • Retirement nursing home

  • Universities, etc,. 

International organizations

  • World Vision 

  • Save the Children Fund of Japan

  • Red Cross Society 

  • Good Neighbors 

  • Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

  • Norwegian Lutheran Mission

  • Amnesty International, etc,.

Non-governmental organizations and associations 

  • All social service organizations 

  • Center for Developing Adolescent 

  • Mongolian National Center for Children’s Right 

  • National Center Against Violence 

  • Family counseling center

  • Mongol Urkh Psychological Institute 

  • Women’s Association of Mongolia

  • Mongolian Family Welfare Association, etc,.


  1. Profession’s labor market and future prospects:

The profession’s labor market is continually widening not only in Mongolia, but also in different countries of the world. Social-psychological vital problems are of high numbers starting from individual and family levels to organizations, local units, countries, and worldwide.  They are all in need of effective solution. Social workers have been working in the front line in this. Social work is appropriately one of the most futuristic professions that can serve in government and non-government organizations, civil society organizations, international organizations and projects in accordance with world tendencies and social purpose of our country to establish humanitarian, civil, and democratic society. 


  1. Alumni leaders, employment:


Completed year

Position and name


  • B.Bolormaa Doctor (Ph.D), Senior Lecturer of MUST-SBAH, 

  • Yu.Otgonbileg, Head of Division for Welfare, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, 

  • S.Ariuntsetseg, Senior Lecturer of MUST-SBAH, 

  • A.Bat-Orshikh, Lecturer of Social work, State-run Ulaanbaatar University, 

  • O.Munkhtsetseg, Director of 270th kindergarten 

  • B.Enkhmaa, Education inspector, Metropolitan professional inspection Department, 

  • Ch.Doljinsuren Doctor  (P.hD), Senior Lecturer of MUST-SBAH, 

  • B.Gunchinkhuu, Referent of Social protection, Cabinet Secretariat of Government, and Board member of MUST 

  • N.Adyadorj, Policy monitoring expert, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection 

  •  M.Odontsetseg, head of division for monitoring, evaluation and internal audit, Authority of family, child and youth development 

  • B.Sodnompil, Director of Altan Ord Company 

  • G.Purevmaa, Head of Welfare Division, Govisumber province 


  • A.Narangerel, Doctor (Ph.D), Senior Lecturer of MUST-SBAH 

  • M.Indrabud, Senior Lecturer, Military and Defense University 

  • B.Baigalmaa, Head of Division, Customer service of Civil registration 

  •  M.Byambabat, Head of Mongolian volunteering association 


  • U.Uranbileg, Coordinator of local development, HABITAT of United Nations 

  • A.Erdenezaya, Governor of Airag soum, Dornogovi province 

  • S.Davaatseren, Head of study office, MUST-SICT 

  • L.Bayanmunkh, Director of non-governmental organization “Enerelm-Asar” 

  •  E.Khulansaikhan, Office of the Parliament 


  • Kh.Bauirjan, Head of Welfare Department, Bayan-Ulgii province 

  • A.Chuluunbat, Head of Social policy department, Sukhbaatar province 

  • Lecturer of social work and profession, University of labor and social affairs 

  • B.Otgonbayar, Governor of 5th group, Zuun Mod, Tuv province 

  • G.Shurentsetseg, expert in Authority of family, child and youth development 


  • Kh.Norov, Senior Referent, Office of the President  

  • A.Altankhuyag, Senior Expert of Welfare Department, Sukhbaatar District 

  • Ch.Enkhchimeg, Social worker of National Center for Mental Health 


  • G.Zoljargalan, Lecturer of social work and profession, School of Social health, Mongolian National University of Medical Science 

  • G.Tsolmon, Save the Children Fund of Japan 

  •  Ch.Uyanga, Coordinator of Mongolian Women’s Fund 


  • A.Bazar, Referent of Office of the President 

  • P.Tungalag, Secretary, Citizens Council of Bayangol District  

  • P.Tsedendamba, Save the Children Fund of Japan 

  • E.Erdenesuren, Social worker, 27th subdistrict of Bayangol District 

  • B.Bayarsaikhan, Head of Marketing office, Ikh Zasag International University 


  • N.Munkhtungalag, Assistant of Parliament member 

  • N.Davaadorj, Department of Welfare, Tuv province 

  • N.Badrakh, Expert of Research and Innovation, MUST 

  • B.Dalaibayar, Governor of Ulaan-Uul soum, Khuvsgul province 

  • Senior Expert of Authority of family, children and youth, Govi-Altai province 

  • B.Chinzorig, Director of “AB travel” LLC 


  • L.Enkhbat, Lecturer of social work and profession, University of Labor and Social Affairs 

  • D.Odonchimeg, Senior Expert of human resource, MCS Group 


  • Kh.Odmandakh, Secretary of General Executive Agency of Court Decision 

  • E.Erdenetsetseg, Head of “Gunj” NGO 

  • E.Batbayar, Expert of Authority of family, children and youth, Ulaanbaatar 


  • S.Ulziikhishig, Office of City Council 

  • B.Bayartsetseg, Executive director of National AIDS Foundation 


  • N.Buyansaikhan, Expert of Welfare department, Dayangol District 

  • G.Shinetsetseg, Chief of Marketing, Altan Joloo Group 


  • G.Bat-Aldar, Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia 

  • G.Oyuntulkhuur, Social worker of 12th School, Orkhon province 


  • O.Batchuluun, Social worker of “Muruudul” International Summer Camp 

  • B.Tuguldur, Social worker of “Khuurkhun zurkh” NGO 


  • B.Munkhnasan, Social worker of 429th prison camp, General Executive Agency of Court Decision 

  • U.Burnee, Policeman of Department of Public Relations, The National Police Agency 


  • M.Munguntuul, Human resource expert, “STS” LLC 

  • V.Tserennadmid, Welfare expert of Guchin-Us soum, Uvurkhangai province 


  • T.Didar, Social worker of International Mongolian-Turkish Joint School “Empathy” 

  • G.Zoljargal, Social worker of Family, children and youth development agency 

  • L.Dulamsuren, Expert of Authority of family, children and youth 

  • P.Orkhon, World Champion and Honored Athlete of Mongolia 


  • N.Bat-Avral, Social worker of Youth Center, Special Complex for the Training Education of Children and Youth under the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar 

  • O.Oyunkhand, Social worker of “Gun Galuutai” Complex School of Baganuur District  

  • S.Dulguun, Social worker of 92nd school of the capital city 

  •   B.Munkhtenger, social worker of Authority of family, children and youth 


  1. Lecturers of the program:


Associate professor in charge of the program:


    N.Nyamdorj         Doctor (Ph.D)


Contract seniors:


    Т.Аmarjargal         Doctor (Ph.D), professor

    B.Davaajav        Doctor (Ph.D), associate professor


Senior lecturers:

    S.Tuya            Doctor (Ph.D), associate professor

    N.Ariuntuya        Doctor (Ph.D), associate professor

    B.Bat-Ulzii        Doctor (Ph.D)

    B.Bolormaa        Doctor (Ph.D)

    Ch.Doljinsuren      Doctor (Ph.D)

    T.Oyunbileg         Master

S.Ariuntsetseg        Master