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Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Marywood University M.S.W. Program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1969, honors and promotes the core values of the social work profession: dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, professional competence, social justice, and service, especially with oppressed and marginalized groups, to maximize their physical, mental, social, and spiritual health in interactions with their environments.

Grounded in these values, the Marywood University Social Work Program educates full- and part-time graduate students (M.S.W. and interdisciplinary doctorate) and prepares them for advanced levels of social work practice across a broad spectrum of settings and methods. Our students become practitioners who are resourceful, creative, self-reflective, culturally and ethically competent, critically thinking life-long learners, and leaders committed to social justice. The M.S.W. Program's hallmark flexibility in both scheduling and locations, as well as its welcoming learning environment, is responsive to beginning, career changing, and mid-career social work students.

The M.S.W. Program is an engaged participant in the community, fostering mutually helpful partnerships between the School and community agencies that: identify talented prospective students, facilitate successful practice experiences for current students, and provide professional opportunities for graduating students, while fulfilling client/community needs. These partnerships also create opportunities for the School to advocate for and lead systematic change that enhances the agency, community, and profession's ability to serve emerging needs.

Our Master of Social Work (MSW) program will teach you advanced, self-critical, competent, creative, resourceful, and ethical social work practices in a flexible learning environment.

We will provide the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to advocate for the rights of diverse populations of people. Marywood's School of Social Work and Administrative Studies is an active participant in the community, facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships that both contribute to student education and solve current and social service needs.