About the M.S.W. Program


For over 20 years, Grand Valley’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program has been preparing social work professionals for advanced practice in direct service and in the administration of social welfare policies and programs in Northern Michigan.

The M.S.W. is a long-term CSWE accredited program that offers outstanding instructors and local internship opportunities in Northern Michigan.


The M.S.W. program is part-time and designed to fit the busy schedules of working adults. This is a hybrid format (face-to-face as well as online), but the bulk of the learning will be face-to-face on the campus of Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Ste. Marie. One course will be offered online.

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A Grand Valley Master of Social Work degree will help you acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills in order to achieve a higher level of personal growth and professional competence, grounded in social work values and ethics. Courses are structured around:

  • Social work practice
  • Human behavior and the social environment
  • Social welfare policy and services
  • Social research
  • Field education

As well as through the relationships established with faculty and peers. Click the button below for a full list of courses.

Course List


The M.S.W. is a 60 credit hour program. Refer to the link below to see if you meet the academic requirements for the program.

M.S.W. Admission and Academic Requirements 

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To find out more about the program or to get started with the process, just click the button below.

You can also call us at (616) 331-6550 to speak with an advisor.

The application deadline is June 30, 2017. Get started today!

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Page last modified July 12, 2017