Walla Walla University School of Social Work
The School of Social Work offers a two-year program that has a clinical focus and takes a direct practice/systems approach to social work education by integrating theory and direct practice experience. In addition to the two-year program, a one-year (four quarters) Advanced Standing program is available for those students who have a Bachelor of Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, and have at least a 3.00 or better grade point average in their undergraduate social courses. The objectives of the MSW program are to prepare graduate social work students to:
1. Practice social work in clinical settings at an advanced level; 2. Practice in both rural and urban settings; 3. Exercise clinical skills in dealing with the variety of addictions that are encompassed in our present day society; 4. Work with children and families, including such areas as child protective services, foster care, adoptions, domestic violence, incest and divorce; 5. Develop clinical expertise in health and mental health; 6. Practice school social work; 7. Work as social work educators.
The Walla Walla University MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is offered in College Place, Washington, Billings, Montana and Missoula, Montana.
OBJECTIVES OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAM Graduate programs provide an atmosphere which stimulates intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. They are designed to develop an appreciation for the value of research, to provide involvement with basic research techniques, and to strengthen professional competence in areas of specialization.