The Western Michigan University School of Social Work offers research-driven professional programs that work closely with students and the community, focusing on social change, social justice and service transformation. Its graduate and undergraduate programs stress the need to:
- Recognize and fight discrimination in its many forms.
- Speak out against injustice.
- Promote human rights and a more equitable distribution of resources and power.
The school seeks to create a learning environment that is responsive to students' professional development, promoting community and a sense of individual and collective responsibility among and between students. Meaningful interaction among students, faculty and field instructors supports self-examination, expression and innovation.
new student events
Incoming students are asked to attend campus-specific kickoff/orientation events before their classes start. Please find the applicable event below, and contact your campus directly with any questions.
- MSW Make-up Orientation: Thursday, August 8 from 10 a.m. until noon at the East Betline location.
- 60 Credit Hour MSW Kickoff : August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the College of Health and Human Services Room 4010.
- BSW Orientation: September 20, from noon to 3 p.m. at the College of Health and Human Services Room 4010.
prospective student events
Join us to learn more about the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs at Western Michigan University. For both programs, attendees will receive relevant information about our programs, our faculty research, and the unique qualities of WMU.