Points of Pride

  • The School of Social Work at Western Michigan University is large enough to ensure richness and diversity in most learning experiences, yet small enough to allow students and faculty to get to know each other.
  • Classes are typically of small size and taught with maximum student participation.
  • An advanced-standing option is available to qualified B.S.W. applicants. The advanced-standing M.S.W. degree may be earned in 39 credit hours.
  • The extended-study program is designed for students who wish to continue full-time employment so classes are offered during evening hours.
  • Adjunct instructors are leaders in their community or field. They offer a unique blend of theory and practical experiences.
  • The choice of interpersonal practice or policy, planning and administration concentrations offers students the opportunity to specialize in their areas of practice.
  • Unique certificate programs offer the opportunity to build practical skills beyond those offered in the M.S.W. curriculum.
  • Two separate field placements offer the opportunity to develop foundation and specialized skills.
  • The School of Social Work is now located in a new state-of-the-art building along with all other programs offered by the College of Health and Human Services.