- To provide a professional education that prepares advanced practitioners to enhance, advocate, and support social and economic justice and personal well-being for all people.
- To prepare advanced practitioners who demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively with diverse, vulnerable, and underserved populations.
- To prepare advanced practitioners who possess critical thinking skills, embrace social work values, and have the requisite skills needed to formulate and realize a vision of a just society.
- To prepare ethical, reflective, and competent advanced practitioners in interpersonal practice to work with individuals, families, and groups; and in policy, planning, and administration to work with organizations, communities, and institutions within a global and changing environment.
- To prepare advanced practitioners who effectively intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and institutions by utilizing evidence-based knowledge and theories and guided by person-centered ecological models.
- To prepare advanced practitioners who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to consume and produce social work knowledge and the ability to actively participate in the evaluation of professional practice.
- To prepare advanced practitioners who are grounded in a biopsychosocial-spiritual framework, understand the historical roots of the social work profession, and can analyze, develop, and utilize social policy.