• 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

Beginning in October, the Office of Admissions and Student Services will be holding Open Office Hours. 

During Open Office Hours, staff will be available to meet with students in person, take phone calls, or chat online through our Facebook page. In order to participate in the online chat, you must first like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Western-Michigan-University-School-of-Social-Work-1531547390419418/

OASS office hours are available to all students: Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo.  You are welcome to call us with questions about admissions and student services.  However, OASS office hours are not a replacement for meeting with or talking with your adviser.  If you have questions specific to your program plan, course scheduling, or degree requirements you are strongly encouraged to reach out to your adviser first.  We look forward to talking or chatting with you.


Monday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - available for walk-ins and phone calls

Tuesday - 3 - 5 p.m. - available for walk-ins, phone calls, or on-line chat through our Facebook page

Friday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - available for online chat through our Facebook page


 Trauma Specialization and TF-CBT Information Sessions


Motivational Interviewing : An Interprofessional Training for CHHS Students


NASW Michigan's Certificate In Core Supervision Training

Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the NASW Michigan Office in Lansing.  For more information or to register: http://www.nasw-michigan.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=872273&group=


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



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