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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.

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The program emphasizes human behavior, interface between people and their social environment and institutions, and client strengths. Advanced Generalist social workers are also concerned with societal conditions in their efforts to improve the quality of life and social and economic justice. 

Information Sessions

Prospective students interested in learning more about the Master of Social Work program at Grand Valley State University are invited to attend an informational session

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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.

 
 
 

Admissions

The Master of Social Work admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Master of Social Work program is a minimum of 60 credits.

See the full list of courses.