The Master of Social Work program prepares graduates for advanced social work practice with disenfranchised clients. The organizing framework for the MSW program’s curriculum is the strengths-based empowerment approach. Major components of this approach emphasize helping individuals, families, and communities to recognize and utilize their capacities; gain awareness of available options; understand the barriers and obstacles they may face; reinforce their hopes and aspirations; and integrate internal and external resources to improve the quality of their lives. The MSW program focuses on advanced direct practice with individuals and families.
A critical purpose of the MSW program is to develop competent, ethical, and effective professionals who will be able to utilize advanced knowledge, skills and values to promote social justice and provide leadership in the expansion of service delivery systems in a diverse society. The MSW program will enable students to integrate knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession through the program’s curriculum design, including both academic coursework and the field placement experience. The program prepares graduates to engage in a variety of human services’ roles in a wide range of settings.
Persons interested in learning more about the social work profession, salary and employment opportunities may contact the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook or the National Association of Social Workers.
The program is fully accreditied by the Council on Social Work Education.
(MSW Courses are offered evenings and weekends.)
To learn more about social work, please view the page on a career in social work.
Department of Social Work
Dennis Morawski, Ph.D.
MSW Program Coordinator
(330) 941-3172 (fax)
School of Graduate Studies
(330) 941-1508 (fax)