Master of Social Work Program
The primary mission of the MSW program is to educate a diverse group of professional social workers to function as advanced clinical practitioners, community leaders, and administrators in a multicultural and global society. The program’s faculty, students and graduates are committed to helping those in need by recognizing the profession’s core values; applying knowledge gained through scientific inquiry; promoting human rights and social and economic justice; and providing leadership in the social, economic and political context for the betterment of humanity. The Program will:
- Prepare students to conduct themselves as professional social workers who strive for continual professional development, exercise core values and ethical decision making, and practice personal reflection and self-correction.
- Prepare students for evidence-based, culturally sensitive advanced clinical social work practice with vulnerable, diverse client systems and circumstances using scientific inquiry, research informed practice and practice informed research.
- Prepare students to be advanced macro level social workers who are competent, effective, and innovative program designers, developers; political, community and agency leaders; advocates and researchers in service delivery systems that address the needs of vulnerable and diverse client systems and circumstances using scientific inquiry, research informed practice and practice informed research.
- Prepare students as citizens of the world to be effective change agents and leaders by recognizing the dynamic nature of social problems, policies, agency responses and opportunities for social change in a diverse context as an evolving ecological system.