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College of Social Work

Mission and Program Goals

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The mission of the MSW Program is to prepare students to become advanced generalist practitioners who serve diverse communities in South Carolina and beyond.  The MSW Program provides students with opportunities to develop essential and culturally relevant knowledge, skills and values to practice effectively, ethically and collaboratively with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. MSW students are trained to respond to dynamic and diverse needs to alleviate oppression and inequities to advance cultural and human rights and social, economic, racial and environmental justice.    

Program Goals

The program prepares graduates for competent and ethical practice that focuses on the dignity and worth of the person and respect for differences and inclusion. 

The program prepares graduates to develop a strong professional ethical identity and mastery of competencies to advance cultural and human rights and social, racial, economic and environmental justice. 

The program prepares graduates to demonstrate professional judgment and understanding that the person-in-environment perspective requires a critical analysis of practice contexts and research findings. 


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