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The 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. 60 credit hour program is available on a full or part time basis, including 12 credit hours of field education. The curriculum incorporates a focus on CSWE core competencies. Advanced standing status, a 38 credit program with 8 field education hours, is for those who successfully completed a B.S.W. degree at a CSWE accredited program and meet other admission criteria. You may apply for the hybrid advanced standing program if eligible. Course requirements are available online.
The M.S.W. degree at Grand Valley State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Hybrid format available Winter 2021.Format:
You will study a variety of topics and methods:
The M.S.W. prepares you for advanced professional practice in direct service and in the development, implementation, and evaluation of social welfare policies and programs.
The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the social work field.
The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if you previously applied to GVSU. Visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
In addition to the University requirements of admission, all students seeking a degree for the Master's of Social Work must also meet the following requirements:
“The M.S.W. program at GVSU prepares students to practice at multiple levels as they meet the needs of a diverse society.”
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