The School of Social Work embraces the mission of Eastern Washington University to expand opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. The School's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Eastern Washington University's Cheney/Spokane Program offers a MSW degree in two years, classes are primarily in-person, but may have a component of on-line instruction, and are held various week days. Classes are held on the beautiful EWU Cheney and the EWU Riverpoint campuses and are taught in-person by EWU Social Work faculty. Practicum placement are selected from among agencies within the student's own community.
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Applications for the Cheney/Spokane MSW Program Fall 2016 are closed. Applications for the Fall 2017 cohort will be available here in September 2016.
Thank you for your interest in pursuing your MSW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work. For further information please contact Diane Somerday, 509.359.6482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EWU MSW program prepares graduates for professional practice in rural and urban settings and across arenas of practice including child welfare, mental health, addictions, disabilities, housing, poverty, domestic and societal violence, criminal justice, veterans and military families, education, healthcare, palliative care and aging. Through a combination of core courses and specialized electives each graduate builds a course of study to fit each career path.
During the foundation year in the generalist practice curriculum students learn the values, knowledge and skills common to all research-informed professional social work practice to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Particular attention is given to prevention, diversity, and advocacy for human rights and social and economic justice.
During the final year in advanced generalist practice curriculum students learn to apply the person and environment construct in the context of field practicum and advanced courses in clinical assessment and evidence-based treatments, research methods, organizational and policy analysis, program development, and administrative practices. Special attention is given to the development of leadership skills to work for the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons. The program embraces social justice in all areas of practice.
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