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Letter to Interested Applicants for MSW Program
Dear Prospective Master of Social Work Student:
We are pleased to know of your interest in the MSW Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Our Program offers students training in the professional values, knowledge and skills for advanced social work practice in the community. We emphasize the teaching of social work practice methods that promote social and economic justice and enhance the well-being of all citizens in our society. Our students are taught both generalist and specialized intervention methods for empowerment-based social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, neighborhoods and communities.
Currently our new MSW program curriculum strengthens our course offerings in social work practice methods. Additionally, the traditional concentrations have been replaced with a
Micro Concentration (social work practice with individuals, families, and small groups) and a
Macro Concentration (social work practice in organizations, neighborhoods, and communities).
MSW Program Description (on left) describes our current Program's mission, goals, and admission requirements and procedures. All application materials are also included. If our proposed new curriculum and program of study are approved by the University this year, you will be sent the new Program Description with complete details and requirements for graduation.
We wish to thank you for your interest in our MSW Program, and we look forward to receiving your application materials in the near future.
Bryan Duckham, Ph.D.
MSW Program Director