Social Work practice grounded in a social justice ethic..
Workers make a critical difference in the lives of individuals and communities.
With a foundational emphasis on a philosophy of social justice, Governors
State’s Master of Social Work (MSW)
prepares advanced practitioners in Social Work to lead, implement, and support
social action agendas. The work they do today will last well beyond the
lifetimes of those they help, because every life, and every community, is
interlocked with the lives and communities that surround them.
gain the skills and knowledge you need to empower ethnically, racially, and
culturally diverse at-risk populations. And you’ll know how to build the
community resources that lead to that empowerment. You’ll learn how to provide
the best possible resources for individuals–but you’ll see the broader picture,
too. Your understanding of social justice issues will allow you to recognize
the role that social and economic structures play in repressing human agency.
Reach your career
a graduate student of the MSW program, you will focus your studies in one of
two areas of specialization: social work practice with children, adolescents,
and families; and school social work practice. These
specializations are grounded in evidence-based and best practice in primary
care settings and will prepare you to enter the field of social work enabled to
empower individuals and communities.
Why get a Master’s
Degree in Social Work?
workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. As an
advanced practitioner of Social Work, you’ll be prepared to work collaboratively
as a partner in “communities of resistance” and to advocate for change in
oppressive institutional arrangements.
Social Work Accreditation
The MSW program is fully accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education.
The Council on Social Work Education
333 John Carlyle Street Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
Achieve your Master of Social Work degree in as little as one
year in our Advanced Standing MSW Program (32-credit hours). If you have not
completed a CSWE accredited BSW Program you may complete the Full MSW Program
in two years (60-credit hours). Both of these programs are delivered in a
flexible Full-Time or Part-Time delivery format.
MSW Fact Sheet