The mission of the UMKC M.S.W. program is to prepare students with the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for effective advanced generalist social work practice in a community context with individuals, families, and groups. Three themes guide the program: empowerment/social justice, a strengths/assets approach, and a focus on community-building. In accordance with the mission of the social work profession, the M.S.W. Program is strongly committed to educating practitioners who will (1) serve people who are vulnerable, oppressed, or living in poverty and (2) honor human diversity at all levels and phases of generalist social work practice.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education