Master of Social Work
The central mission of the Master of Social Work program is the preparation of students for advanced social work practice and leadership in the following areas: clinical mental health; community practice; families and children; health, disability and aging. See MSW program mission statement.
Our program places particular importance on preparing social work professionals—case managers, policy analysts, clinicians, and community organizers—to have a practical understanding of how power and privilege, and their opposites, shape the roles that all of us play in society.
We strive to create a learning environment that is diverse in all aspects, and we use this environment to help all students develop the sensitivity and skills necessary to work effectively in diverse communities.
Our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The University of Minnesota's MSW program quickly emerged as my top choice, due to the strong reputation of the program, the connections available through a research-intensive institution, and the relative affordability. I'm very happy with my choice!
Anna Lifson, MSW