• 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 is a research-driven professional program that works closely with students and the community, focusing on social change, social justice and service transformation. Its 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.

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MSW information sessions

Join us to learn more about the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Western Michigan University. The Director of Admissions and Student Services will present information about our programs, faculty research, and the uniqueness of WMU.

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 Continuing Education Opportunities

Friday, September 23, 2016: Pain Symptoms as Messengers: Listening to the Body as a Pathway to Healing
Yvonne Unrau, PhD, LMSW, Level I iRest® Teacher

Friday, September 30, 2016: All Eyes Open: Commercial Exploitation of Children in America
-- Andy Soper, MA

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