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Social Work

Master of Social Work


Social work is a dynamic profession concerned with the changing needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and society. For those who are interested in this professional commitment, social work offers a broad range of practice settings: community mental health agencies, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, employee assistance programs, family service agencies, and community service agencies. In addition, professional social workers serve as administrators of various social service agencies. They also work in all levels of government, education, and a number of social workers have assumed political or legislative careers. The education and training they receive in a Master of Social Work (MSW) program provides them with the skills they need to choose a career within the broad area of social work. The School of Social Work MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

As a graduate of the oldest university-affiliated school of social work in the nation, you’ll promote social and economic justice, build healthier communities and organizations, and shape social and economic policies.