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Social Work, M.S.W. - hybrid program
The weekend hybrid Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program at Grand Valley State University prepares you 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 you to assume leadership roles in society's institutions, organizations, and communities.
The M.S.W. Weekend Hybrid 38 credit hour program is available on a part-time basis to Advanced Standing applicants, including 8 credit hours of Field Education. Advanced Standing status is for those who successfully completed a B.S.W. degree at a CSWE accredited program and meet other admission criteria. Course requirements are available online.
Why Study Social Work at Grand Valley?
- Learn to apply a range of theories and methods to practice at multisystemic levels.
- Become a culturally competent practitioner in an increasingly complex society through field education and practice.
- Are prepared to engage in grassroots, political, and community organizing as well as electoral politics.
- Become a skilled practitioner capable of assuming leadership and scholarly professional roles in regional, state, national, and global communities.
- Contribute to the ongoing development of professional social work knowledge and practice through research and scholarly inquiry that employ state-of-the-art technology.
- Earn a degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
- The M.S.W. program and the M.P.A. program provides an opportunity to receive a combined degree of 81 credits.