School of Social Work
About the School
The School of Social Work is home to programs that prepare graduates for practice and leadership in the fields of social services and health care.
The School houses both the graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) social work programs, as well as the graduate program in Health Administration (MHA). In all programs, faculty with extensive practice experience in their respective fields offer competency-based education that provides students with an excellent foundation for successful careers in a wide variety of organizations that meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of people and communities.
The Social Work programs are built around the values and core competencies of the profession as defined by the Council on Social Work Education. The Social Work faculty brings a strong practice background to the classroom, engaging students in learning activities that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for professional practice.
The School collaborates with over 200 local agencies in offering a wide variety of internship opportunities. BSW graduates are prepared for entry-level professional practice as well as graduate study in social work. MSW students choose either the Direct Practice concentration or the Social Welfare Administration and Macro Practice concentration and are prepared for advanced practice and leadership across the social service field. Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The graduate program in Health Administration provides the credentials, knowledge, and skills to effectively lead and manage health care organizations, agencies, and practices. All courses are offered online, allowing students to continue their current careers while preparing for their futures.
Job prospects in both social work and health administration are excellent. As the population ages, opportunities increase for managers and administrators in health care organizations and for geriatric social workers. Additionally, growth in jobs for social workers in a number of practice fields, notably substance abuse, is expected.
We invite you to explore our programs and to contact us for further information.
- Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 MSW Program
- On-Line Applications are due February 7th, 2013 and all Documents are due February 15th, 2013.
- Please join us for one of our MSW Informational Sessions
Please plan to attend one of the above Informational session. For more information: Open House Flyer
- 9/27/2012 from 6 pm - 8pm
- 10/25/27/2012 from 6 pm - 8pm
- 11/29/2012 from 12 noon - 1pm
- 1/10/2013 from from 6 pm - 8pm