• 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.

News and announcements

Welcome back students

The School of Social Work would like to welcome you to the 2015-2016 academic year. We are happy you choose the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University. Please review the attached documents.

Director welcome letter
Faculty led study abroad
Trauma specialization
Student organizations
Faculty and staff directory
JD/MSW dual degree program

M.S.W. program information sessions

Information sessions will be held at the College of Health and Human Services building. If you would like to attend one of the scheduled sessions, please contact Erica Ongstad.

  • Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 18, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Student Calendars

2015-2016 academic calendar
2015-2016 activities calendar

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