Mission Statement

A Mission of Social Justice and Positive Change: The MSU School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and to conducting and disseminating high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Strategic Directions

Graph showing the strategic directions of the School of Social Work

Core goals of our Strategic Directions

  • Conducting Research that Matters
  • Educating Cutting Edge Social Work Practitioners
  • Engaging Communities in Collaborative Problem-Solving and Mutual Support
  • Creating a Diverse and Respectful Workplace that Fosters Productivity and New Ideas

Please visit our Strategic Directions page for a comprehensive view of our 2016-2020 goals.