• Two women walking with a sign that says "no tax dollars for sweatshops!"
  • Two students helping to build a house.
  • Male student holding award with male professor.

The Western Michigan University School of Social Work offers research-driven professional programs that work closely with students and the community, focusing on social change, social justice and service transformation. Its graduate and undergraduate programs stress the need to:

  • Recognize and fight discrimination in its many forms.
  • Speak out against injustice.
  • Promote human rights and a more equitable distribution of resources and power.

The school seeks to create a learning environment that is responsive to students' professional development, promoting community and a sense of individual and collective responsibility among and between students. Meaningful interaction among students, faculty and field instructors supports self-examination, expression and innovation.

News and announcements

Office of Admissions and Student Services hold open office hours 

During open office hours, staff will be available to meet with students in person, over the phone or by chatting  via our Facebook page.

OASS office hours are available to all students, whether you're taking classes in Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo. We can answer your questions about admissions and student services. If you have questions about your specific program plan, course scheduling or degree requirements, you are strongly encouraged to reach out to your advisor. 

Open Office Hours:

  • Monday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - available for walk-ins and phone calls
  • Tuesday - 3 to 5 p.m. - available for walk-ins, phone calls, or on-line chat through our Facebook page
  • Friday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - available for online chat through our Facebook page


Motivational Interviewing : An Interprofessional Training for CHHS Students

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
10 a.m. to noon in CHHS Room 4010
RSVP by calling (269) 387-3201 by Oct. 1

Presented by Jennifer Harrison (School of Social Work) and Ann Chapleau (Department of Occupational Therapy)
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NASW Michigan's Certificate In Core Supervision Training

Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, at the NASW Michigan Office in Lansing.  Click here for more information or to register.


Information sessions

Join us to learn more about the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs at Western Michigan University. For both programs, attendees will receive relevant information about our programs, our faculty research, and the unique qualities of WMU.

MSW Info Sessions       BSW Info Sessions

Past News

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