Slippery Rock University's (SRU) Master of Social Work (MSW) is a 60-credit program. Built on the foundation of SRU's successful Bachelor of Social Work, the program nurtures the passion to help others while providing rigorous academic courses that enable students to translate their passion into best practices. The program is designed in response to growing need for trained social workers, and to meet the requirements of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
MSW Program’s Mission Statement
The mission of the MSW program at Slippery Rock University (SRU) is to prepare ethical and effective clinical practitioners grounded in the generalist perspectives. Graduates will be committed to service that promotes well-being and enhances the quality of life at every level in society. The dominant practice perspective graduates will adopt is the person-in-environment framework that focuses on the impact of reciprocal influences between the environment and human beings.
The SRU MSW program has access to rural, urban, and international education opportunities. Our mission includes preparing practitioners who will be capable of culturally appropriate practice with diverse populations. Our graduates will be committed to advancing the profession through scientific inquiry and practice wisdom. Our graduates will be committed to continuous problem-solving through lifelong education, and committed to community engagement, and advocacy.
MSW Specialize Practice: Children, Adults & Families
The specialization in advanced clinical practice with children, adults, and families builds on content in the generalist foundation curriculum to further develop students’ abilities to engage, assess, and intervene with client systems. The specialization further expands students’ ability to engage in evidence-based practice, critically examine the effectiveness of clinical interventions, and engage in social work research that examines social phenomenon and policy. Additional information on the Advacnce Clinical Practice with Children, Adults & Families including course information is available here.
MSW Curriculum Guide January 2021
MSW Curriculum Advanced Standing Guide January 2021
The MSW program has begun the process to earn CSWE accreditation. Read More...