Master of Science in Social Work (M.S.W.)
This MSW offers a concentration in rural based clinical social work practice. Students learn the fundamental knowledge, skills, and ethics that guide social work practice and the populations traditionally served by the profession.
Graduates of this program are:
- prepared to acknowledge and utilize the less formal social exchange between people and systems that exist in rural communities.
- educated on how to identify and develop resources, and how to use natural helping networks.
- expected to employ a broad range of approaches, theories and models in their practice and to develop skills that enable them to perform multiple roles in the helping process.
- aware of the importance of examining issues of diversity; social work values and ethics; how to identify, prevent and interrupt social and economic injustice; and the importance of community empowerment.
Students can also complete a certificate in Addictions Studies while completing their MSW.
Note: The MSW Program requires a completed Graduate School Application.
MSW Program Mission Statement
The mission of the MSW Program at ASU is to provide a transformative educational experience that prepares graduates for compassionate, ethical, clinical practice that enhances the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, groups and communities. Graduates utilize contemporary, evidence-base theories and approaches to intervene and bring about positive changes including economic and social justice for the client systems we serve. Our primary focus is serving vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups in rural environments including the Lower Mississippi Delta Region and beyond.
The deadline to apply to the MSW program is the second Friday in February.