What is Social Work?

Social work is a profession that works to enhance individual organizational, and community potential. Social workers are employed in both public and private human service agencies and work with a variety of populations including individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities.

If you are interested in enhancing people’s potential and believe in the worth and dignity of all individuals, then social work may be the career for you. We encourage you to discuss social work career opportunities with one of our faculty members.

Dr. Grey Endres, associate professor, interviews John Stuart ’23

Our Programs


of our BSW graduates go on to earn their MSW.



of all Social Work faculty have direct face to face experience. The current faculty have 70+ years of direct practice.



of our students are people of color.

*Data reported by program alumni in the department exit survey, SWEAP.

**Data reported by MWSU Institutional Research.