Master of Social Work at SIUE
The Department of Social Work at SIUE offers unique learning experiences. In the College of Arts and Sciences, students not only learn in a traditional classroom setting, but also by involvement in community-engaged scholarship and learning activities. Our students work with area non-profit organizations, assisting with service provision for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, poverty and mental health challenges. In order to enhance clinical practice skills, all master of social work students work in departmental Simulated Training Labs, where they learn via role-play with actors who simulate individuals, families and groups of people who are in need of mental health counseling.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Social Work (MSW)
Specialized Learning Opportunities
The master of social work program prepares students for careers in advanced social work practice. Students graduate with comprehensive social work knowledge and refined practice skills to engage in professional roles as clinicians, administrators, program coordinators and evaluators, and community developers. Graduates are able to lead efforts aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals, families and communities who may be under-served, at-risk or otherwise challenged. Career opportunities are available in a number of social work areas, including but not limited to adoption and foster care, substance abuse, health and mental healthcare, hospice, social policy development, neighborhood and community organizations.