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