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Eastern Washington - Part-Time, Weekend, Hybrid MSW Program

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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.

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    Eastern Washington University's Hybrid Program offers a MSW degree that can be completed in three years.  The coursework is a combination between in-person and online instruction.  The majority of instruction is online with the in-person instruction meeting three weekends per quarter. The Eastern Washington MSW Hybrid program holds classes at the Riverpoint Campus in Spokane serving Washington students who live east of Ellensburg and those from Northern Idaho. If you are interested in an MSW Hybrid Program from EWU and live in western Washington, please visit the program page for either the Everett or Vancouver Hybrid programs. Practicum placements are selected from among agencies within the student's own community. 

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    Advanced Standing - Eastern Washington - Part-Time, Weekend, Hybrid MSW Program

    Applications for the Eastern Washington Advanced Standing MSW Program for Summer 2018 will be available in September 2017.

    Thank you for your interest in pursuing your MSW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work.  For further information please contact  Stacey Chay at  (509) 828-1406 or schay@ewu.edu or Diane Somerday, (509) 359-6482 or dsomerday@ewu.edu.

    Apply to Eastern Washington - Part-Time, Weekend, Hybrid MSW Program 

    Applications for the Eastern Washington MSW Program are closed for Summer 2017.   The next cohort is scheduled to begin Summer 2020 and applications will be available in September 2019.

    Thank you for your interest in pursuing your MSW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work.  For further information please contact  Stacey Chay at  (509) 828-1406 or schay@ewu.edu.

    What will I study?

    The EWU MSW program prepares graduates for professional practice in rural and urban settings and across areas 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.



    Contact Information

    Diane Somerday, Coordinator of Student Services
    208 Senior Hall Office 123
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: dsomerday@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6482
    fax: 509-359-6475

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