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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

M.S.W. in Social Work


The M.S.W. is a professional degree that prepares a student to work with individuals, families, and communities in administrative or direct care positions in private practice, hospitals, city, county, state, or federal social services agencies. Students pursue either a regular track or advanced placement track, depending on their background.

Goals/Mission Statement

The M.S.W. program mission, in keeping with the university’s emphasis on excellence in teaching, research, and service, is to prepare competent, effective, and ethical social work professional leaders who are equipped to develop social work knowledge and to provide leadership in the development of service delivery systems. This process involves a thorough grounding of students in both theoretical and practice frameworks on which the professional development of social work clinical practice is based at the advanced level. The faculty emphasizes a commitment to enhancing human well-being through alleviating social problems and emphasizing diversity and social and economic justice with systems of all sizes at the local, national, and global levels.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for either the regular track or advanced placement track.


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