We are the Cardinals—the social workers, life-changers, and go-getters. We seek to promote human rights and empower those in need. We see every struggle as a chance to rise together. We are Saginaw Valley State University, and we’re waiting for you to check us out. So bring it on.
Graduates of the SVSU Master of Social Work program will be prepared as Advanced Generalist social workers. The MSW program will equip students to:
The Regular MSW program is available as a full-time (2 year) or part-time (3 year) option. Candidates should apply in the Fall and will start classes in the following Summer semester. For more information on admissions requirements, see MSW - Regular Program, Degree more than 5+ years old.
Advanced Standing MSW candidates must have a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree granted in the past 5 years. Classes for Advanced Standing candidates will begin each Spring, with admission to the Advanced Standing track each Fall. The MSW program may be completed in one academic year if enrolled as a full-time student. For more information on admissions requirements, see MSW - Advanced Standing, BSW Degree from CSCWE-accredited program, 5 years or less old.