Social Work

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Social work is an academic discipline and practice-based profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups, and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being by aiding them in finding their own solutions that leads to self-reliance. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and to bring about social change.

The Master’s of Social Work program is designed to prepare graduates for advanced professional roles as social service workers, supervisors and administrators in public and nonprofit human service organizations. Graduates are also prepared for doctoral study in social work and related fields.

The M.S.W. program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The curriculum utilizes a perspective that is family-centered and strengths based. It focuses on clinical practice with families and children, understanding the development and analysis of social policy, and designing and managing human service programs. Leadership and team building skills, cultural competency, as well as personal growth are integral educational components of the program. The program emphasizes services to vulnerable, oppressed and marginalized populations. The program also emphasizes a commitment to diversity and social and economic justice.

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