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Phone  (850)599-3456
Fax  (850)599-3215

Department of Social Work
1339 Wahnish Way
300 Benjamin Banneker, Building B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

MSW Program Goals

The MSW program is designed to prepare students for responsible, professional social work practice in community development and administration. 

MSW Program Goals Are:
1. To provide students with social work knowledge, values, ethics, and skills for    
    critical analysis of social theory, policy, practice, and research, as applied to  
    diverse populations and populations -at-risk.
    (Core competencies 2.1.2; 2.1.3; 2.1.6;2.1.9)
2. To inspire students to commit to a vision of social work practice based on
     human rights and economic, social, and political justice for diverse individuals,  
     families, groups, and communities, they work with across multiple practice   
     (Core competencies 2.1.4; 2.1.5; 2.1.7)
3. To prepare students for leadership roles in the development, program planning,  
     implementation, and evaluation of culturally competent services, policy, and
     research designed to alleviate poverty, oppression, and other forms of
     social injustice within a concentration in social work administration, policy, and
     community development.
     (Core competencies 2.1.8; 2.1.10)
4. To prepare students to understand the importance of on-going professional
     development, supervision, and consultation, in advancing their knowledge and   
     skills of critical self-reflection, renewal, and evidenced-based practice.
     (Core competencies 2.1.1;2.1.6)