Master of Social Work (MSW)

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Social Work program is to engage students in an educational program that prepares them to think critically and evaluate practice and programs and contribute to the body of social work knowledge through active research.

Students will be prepared to work effectively and collaboratively as professional social workers to enhance human well-being and promote economic, political and social justice in a diverse and global society.

Using justice centered and community based practice approaches, the MSW program will prepare social work professionals at the advanced generalist level who can practice across a variety of social service settings.

Mission of the Department of Social Work

The mission of the Department of Social Work is to use an anti-oppression lens, with a focus on race, class and gender, to inform both its educational environment and educational programs.

Faculty, staff and students commit to an experiential and transformative educational process that will challenge them to think critically and analyze systemic inequalities in the United States and the world. This process will prepare professional social workers to work as change agents in a diverse world.