Celebrating 50 YearsThe 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.

Social Work course held in Puerto Rico

SSW in PRSPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! During  spring break 2020,  Dr. Dee Sherwood is teaching SWRK 6350: Intercultural Social Work, a 3 credit elective course in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in collaboration with the Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon. The course is focused on cultural diversity, community resilience and social, economic and environmental justice.Email dee.sherwood@wmich.edu with interest and questions. 

Upcoming 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.

Benton Harbor and Grand Rapids

Extended University Programs Info Sessions


MSW Info Sessions       BSW Info Sessions