School of Social Work


We welcome your interest in the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University.  We offer both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree programs.

As a School of Social Work candidate, you will be challenged by a curriculum that has the accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.  You will learn from an excellent faculty, many of whom are nationally-known for their contributions in diverse areas of the social work profession.  Through their lives and work in Michigan, nationally and internationally, they contribute to the community in a variety of capacities.  As a School of Social Work graduate, you will join the ranks of a significant and successful contingent of helping professionals.

The School of Social Work is housed in the DeVos Center, a fully functional campus located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, easily accessible from US 131 and I-196.  The new campus includes a state-of-the-art graduate library, computer facilities, bookstore, and cafe offering a wide array of menu offerings.

We encourage you to view our website.  Should you have specific questions, do not hesitate to call, our telephone number is 616-331-6550.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Dianne Green-Smith, Ph.D., LCSW
Director, School of Social Work

Scott Berlin, Ph.D., LMSW
Director, BSW Program

Steve Smith, Ph.D. LMSW
Director, MSW Program

Page last modified September 14, 2011