The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program at Grand Valley State University prepares students for advanced professional micro, mezzo, and macro practice in social work, and in the development and implementation of social welfare policies and programs. The M.S.W. lays the foundation for students to assume leadership roles in society's institutions, organizations, and communities.
The M.S.W. 60 credit hour program is available on a full or part time basis, including 12 hours of field education. The curriculum incorporates a focus on CSWE core competencies. Advanced standing status, a 41 credit program with 8 field education hours, is provided to students who successfully completed their B.S.W. degree at a CSWE accredited program. The distribution of course requirements for both programs of study are available online.
Students study a variety of topics and methods, such as:
Grand Valley's M.S.W. prepares students for advanced professional practice in direct service and in the development and implementation of social welfare policies and programs.
“The M.S.W. program at GVSU prepares students to practice at multiple levels as they meet the needs of a diverse society.”