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Master of Social Work (MSW)

This program trains graduate students in advanced social work practice either with individuals, families and groups or in community organizing and social administration. The focus of this training is to produce competent and effective practitioners committed to enhancing social well-being and quality of life with particular emphasis on vulnerable and oppressed populations in small towns and rural areas characteristic of the Appalachian region.

The direct practice curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide direct services to individuals, families, and small treatment groups.

The community organization and social administration (COSA) curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide leadership to communities in the development, administration, and support service programs.