The MSW Program at Illinois State seeks to prepare advanced family and child welfare practitioners who act as agents of social change who in turn will promote individual and societal well-being. The School has identified broad MSW curricula goals. These curricula goals are grounded within a liberal arts foundation to ensure that students' practices are grounded in traditional values and theory and be current with the demands of the changing practice environment. The MSW curricula goals are derived from three sources: (1) the goals of Illinois State University, (2) the goals of the School of Social Work, and (3) the objectives of the MSW Program.
The MSW program within the School of Social Work adhere to the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) as set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) the national standard setting organization for social work programs.