Social work is an exciting, rewarding, and fast-growing profession that is in high demand. With contemporary social issues such as child abuse, homelessness, racism, discrimination against people of color and income levels, AIDS, poverty, aging, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, violence against women, and juvenile delinquency, there has never been a more important need for social workers.
Graduates from the Marshall University Department of Social Work have an excellent track record in finding employment in the social work field. Alumni work in hospitals, mental health centers, shelters for battered women, and numerous other human service agencies. There continues to be a growing need for social workers in the Tri-State area and nationwide. The BWS degree is the entry level edge into the profession. Our MSW degree provides advanced education with a specialization in behavioral health.
The Marshall University Social Work Department offers a BSW degree, the entry level into the profession.
The program is designed to accommodate working professionals who have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or related field such as counseling and psychology.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Marshall consists of two different tracks:
- MSW Generalist Curriculum
- MSW Advanced Curriculum
The Certificate will cover all the knowledge areas that NASW requires for the Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS), the national certificate for school social workers.