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MSW Mission and Goals

MSW Program Mission

The mission of the MSW Program is to educate students to become advanced integrated practice social workers. The specialization in advanced integrated practice derives from and incorporates the School of Social Work mission and builds on generalist practice (CSWE, 2022).The program prepares students to integrate advanced micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills across service sectors and within interdisciplinary teams to effectively address social and human problems pertinent to a wide range of professional practice arenas. Advanced integrated practice is framed in an anti-racist and anti-oppressive perspective and with a commitment to respect all people and the quest for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice (CSWE, 2022). Advanced integrated practice provides an integrative approach to social work practice where students are prepared for advanced practice in both direct practice and administrative roles.

MSW Program Goals

Graduates of the MSW program will be prepared to:

  1. Formulate and implement integrated service delivery models appropriate to advanced practice with diverse client populations at multi-system levels.

  2. Design and conduct brief and/or ongoing assessment and intervention methods consistent with integrated systems and context of practice.

  3. Construct an integrated evidence-informed theoretical framework appropriate to the level and context of practice situations.

  4. Organize collaboration with other professions to coordinate intervention efforts suitable to the practice situation.

  5. Design and conduct collaborative, practice-based evaluation methods and apply findings to improve practice, policy and/or service delivery effectiveness. 


Council on Social Work Education. (2022). 2022 educational policy and accreditation standards for
        baccalaureate and master’s social work programs. Alexandria, VA.