Careers

By completing a Master of Social Work with us, you gain the knowledge and skills required by the Council on Social Work Education, and the ability to apply for a license and sit for the professional licensing exam.

Upon receiving licensure you enter a challenging, rewarding profession that positions you to improve the lives of children, adults, senior citizens and communities in clear to see ways. A career in social work empowers you to advocate for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Through working in support of individuals and challenging existing systems, you help shape society to better reflect the values of social justice.

As a graduate of our program, you are qualified to work in such areas of social work as public health, mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare. Your work takes you into unserved and underserved communities, where you advocate for, support, and ultimately empower people who otherwise might slip through the holes of society’s supposed social safety net. Social workers play important roles in schools, hospitals, private health institutions, prisons, community centers and rehabilitation clinics. And they work for state and federal agencies dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk individuals, populations and neighborhoods.

Wherever you work in the field, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that rather than simply observing and lamenting society’s many examples of social inequity, you dedicated your life to doing something to combat them.