MISSION: To educate students to be competent professional social workers, and to provide leadership in the shaping of human service delivery systems worldwide. 

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 campus is easily accessible from highways US 131 and I-196. The campus includes a state-of-the-art library, computer facilities, bookstore, and cafe. We thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it helpful and informative. Should you have specific questions, do not hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you.

Scott Berlin, Ph.D., LMSW, Director, School of Social Work
Cray Mulder, Ph.D., LMSW, Director, MSW Program  
Robin Smith-Colton, Ph. D., LMSW, Director, BSW Program



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MSW Alumnus Named New Victim Advocate at GVSU

June 21, 2018

Krystal Diel named victim advocate at GVSU.

Hooding and Pinning Recognition Ceremony 2018

April 26, 2018

Recognition event of BSW and MSW graduates.

Graduate Student Receives Presidential Research Grant

April 23, 2018

Noelle Gornik Lynn received 2018 Presidential Research Grant.

Professor Langlois Receives Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

April 20, 2018

Professor Langlois receives faculty mentor award.

The Parent Behind the Potential Farmer

March 09, 2018

Claire Efting at poster presentation at Central Michigan University

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