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We are Cardinals — social workers, life-changers, and go-getters. We promote human rights and advocate for those in need. We see every struggle as an opportunity to rise together. We are Saginaw Valley State University and we are waiting for you.

Graduates of the SVSU Master of Social Work Program will be prepared as Advanced Generalist Social Workers. Our unique immersion-based method provides students with real-world experience in clinical practice, community work, program development, and agency research. Students learn alongside faculty mentors in diverse community settings as part of every course in the program.

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of the University and requirements of the Council on Social Work Education EPAS (2015), the mission of the Social Work department at SVSU is to promote social welfare and well- being for residents of Great Lakes Bay Region, the state of Michigan, and beyond through generalist education about evidence-based social work practice and advancement of knowledge about social problems. We seek to educate ethical, effective, and diversity-competent generalist social workers who are prepared to provide interprofessional services that promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice to the oppressed peoples and institutions that reside in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Graduates from our program will be prepared for leadership in direct and indirect practices that empower individuals, families, groups, and communities.

MSW Program Goals

Graduates of the SVSU Master of Social Work program will be prepared as Advanced Generalist social workers. The MSW program aims to:

  • Promote the social welfare and well-being of residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond, through experiential and immersion service, research, and program development.
  • Produce ethical consumers and producers of evidence-based practice knowledge regarding social problems in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.
  • Educate social workers who are proficient in work in interprofessional settings, utilizing a multisystemic and diversity competent approach.
  • Utilize relevant knowledge about human behavior in the social environment to serve and shape policy and practice for the pursuit of a socially just society.
  • Contribute to the empowerment of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities through the active pursuit of economic and environmental justice, and resistance to mechanisms of oppression and discrimination at all levels of society.

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College of Health & Human Services

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (39 kredi saati)

Okul ücreti
US$22,438.00 (TRY 302,114) Yıllık
USD $1,184.60 per credit hour
Başvuru Tarihi

Planlanan March 2022

Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Mayıs 2022


College of Health & Human Services

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

MSW Advanced Standing Admission Requirements:

  • CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree granted within the past 5 years.
  • Preferred GPA of 3.25 or higher, in the most recent 60 credits.

International students whose native language is not English must submit either a TOEFL score of 79 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

Application Deadlines: Spring Semester - March 15.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


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