Grand Valley State University's Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) is offered through the School of Social Work and prepares students for advanced professional practice in direct service and in the development and implementation of social welfare policies and programs.
The program lays the foundation for students to assume leadership roles in society's institutions, organizations, and communities. The curriculum is predicated on a belief in an egalitarian, humane, and just social order for all individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Three consecutive semesters of field practicum incorporates knowledge gained in the classroom into real-world experiences. Students work directly with diverse cultural, class, and ethnic groups and populations-at-risk in a carefully selected professional learning environment, under the guidance and supervision of faculty and agency staff
The M.S.W. degree requires 60 credit hours and is available on both a full- and part-time basis. Students pursuing part-time study may choose either a three or four academic year model. All requirements for graduation must be completed within four years after coursework has begun.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area