Grand Valley State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) is offered through the School of Social Work and prepares students for advanced professional practice by laying the foundation for students to assume leadership roles in society's institutions, organizations, and communities.
Human behavior and the social environment content emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed for social work competence with problems that occur in the interface between people and their social environments and institutions, and examines client strengths. Consistent with the Advanced Generalist perspective, each foundation course includes relevant content about the role of social policy, social research, social work practice, human diversity, and populations-at-risk. Advanced Generalist social workers are also concerned with societal conditions in their efforts to improve the quality of life and social and economic justice.
- Real-world experiences. Students work directly with diverse cultural, class, and ethnic groups and populations-at-risk in a carefully selected professional learning environment, under the guidance and supervision of faculty and agency staff.
- Convenient. Courses are offered at the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
- Leadership. The program lays the foundation for students to assume leadership roles in society's institutions, organizations, and communities.
The Master of Social Work program is a minimum of 60 credits.
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