Master of Social Work General Information

The Department of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates are prepared to enter professional positions requiring an MSW degree and for pursuing state licensure in social work.

Curriculum Focus: The MSW concentration is in empowerment practice. Empowerment practice assesses the influence of multiple and interlocking personal, structural, and societal systems of power on vulnerable and oppressed populations. It incorporates the use of advanced social work theories and methodologies for assessment and intervention across systems. Empowerment practice seeks to establish and maintain systems that are responsive, through culturally relevant strategies, in helping clients increase their power to improve their current situations and quality of life.

Five options are available for pursuing a Master of Social Work Degree:

*The Advanced Standing program options are only available to applicants who hold a CSWE-accredited baccalaureate degree in social work.