BASWThe BASW Program at MSU is one of the oldest in the country. Our graduates are highly successful in finding employment and being admitted to graduate school. Diversity with a special emphasis on strengthening families, communities, and advancing social justice for oppressed populations is the signature theme of the program. Content on diversity is integrated into all the social work courses, and students participate in a diversity project in their junior year.
MSWThe MSW programs at Michigan State University are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). All provide the academic courses and field experiences required to develop the ten core social work competencies identified by CSWE and the social work practice community. The primary focus of the MSW Program is preparation for foundation and advanced practice in Clinical Social Work (micro-level interventions) and Organization and Community Leadership (macro-level interventions). The generalist foundation prepares students for practice through development of the ten core competencies at the beginning or basic level, through course and field experiences that provide the grounding for all professional social work practice, regardless of setting, specialization, or professional role.
PhDThe PhD Program The PhD program in Social Work is designed to prepare social workers for leadership positions. It emphasizes the development, analysis, and application of social work knowledge related to professional practice and research in selected settings and to social work education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in order to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the Social Work profession and the field of social welfare.