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The Salem State University School of Social Work welcomes you to our website! The mission of our school is to provide students with the knowledge, values and skills required for excellence as social work practitioners. Students learn from outstanding faculty who are deeply committed to social work education and to supporting the development of students as social work professionals.
The BSW program will prepare you to enter the field with a range of skills that will allow you to practice with a variety of populations and across various social problems. You will be challenged to excel in the profession by serving as catalyst for social change. Central to the mission of the program is to ground you in the values and ethics of the profession and in the fundamentals of social and economic justice, non-discrimination, and cultural sensitivity. The BSW program is committed to both academic rigor and to providing support for students who might otherwise struggle to complete a baccalaureate degree by building on their strengths. We welcome a diverse student body and foster an atmosphere of openness, collegiality and respect between students and faculty. Day and evening program options are available. Our program also offers the option of earning a minor in social work.540 Apply now
Students minoring in social work are not eligible for state licensing upon graduation but may find this preparation helpful in selecting a career direction or in considering graduate school in social work.
All students may enroll in certain courses offered to non-majors on a space available basis. Non-majors who wish advising regarding clustering courses to reach individual learning goals should consult with the BSW program coordinator.
The Salem State University MSW Program offers students a comprehensive MSW experience focused on integrated practice for health and behavioral health. A flexible program students have the opportunity to create a unique MSW experiences through their choices of electives and can complete the program in 2 or more years. Options available include our Saturday Cohort option, the School Adjustment Counselor option, and an Advanced Standing option.664 Apply now