For some of you this is the beginning of a new endeavor and for others of you a continuation of work you have begun in the human service field. For all of you we hope this interest is a reflection of your values and ethics of wanting to promote social and economic justice and to contribute to the improvement of human well being.
Students in our program are educated in micro and macro practice methods which focus on the strengths of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Building on this framework for foundation curriculum, the School’s advanced concentrations include specializations in Casework, Group Work, Community Organization, Policy Practice and Social Work Administration. With diversity in student, staff and faculty populations, the School is recognized as having strong programs dedicated to empowering students to recognize and challenge their stereotypes and prejudices while exploring the experiences of diverse social identities.
In addition to gaining knowledge and skills in practice interventions, the School offers unique opportunities to be involved in political social work and policy advocacy, international social work and social welfare, violence prevention and reduction efforts and interdisciplinary education in law, public health and divinity programs. We invite you to join us in this mission and commitment. We look forward to welcoming you to becoming part of our School community and the social work profession.
Catherine M. Havens, JD, MSW
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Director of the MSW Program