Social work

KU Launches Online Master of Social Work Through Jayhawk Global Education Innovation Center

To meet the growing need for highly qualified social work professionals, KU’s School of Social Welfare offers a convenient online format to earn an MSW

LAURENT, Kan., October 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As social services across the country adapt to deal with changing health care policies, aging workforces, and shifting theories of social justice, the need for well-qualified social work professionals has never been greater. Overall employment of social workers nationwide is projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help meet growing demand nationwide, the University of Kansas now offers its highly ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) program in a convenient online format. Offered through KU’s School of Social Welfare, the MSW program has consistently ranked in the top 12% of social work graduate programs at public institutions by US News & World Report, making it the highest ranked in Kansas. As the oldest program in the state, its history includes more than 75% of MSW graduates surpassing national first-time pass rates and 85% gaining full-time employment immediately upon graduation.

“Our online MSW courses will be taught by the same team of faculty and instructors as our on-campus programs,” says Michelle MohrCarney, Dean of KU’s School of Social Welfare. “Graduates who earn their MSW online are equipped with the knowledge to provide direct counseling and service to individuals, families, and groups; effect change in organizations and communities; and help shape policies that affect many large populations in our society.”

A Master of Social Work prepares graduates for advanced social work practice in one of two broad specializations – either clinical social work practice with individuals, families, and groups; or the macro-practice of social work aimed at the administration of social services, the development of social policies and the defense of social interests. The MSW program was designed with community and student input to ensure a dynamic educational experience that incorporates real-world learning experiences and prepares graduates to practice with competence and integrity.

“The School of Social Welfare strives to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion within the university and our community,” says Carney. “We want to ensure that all students, faculty and staff feel safe, heard and valued. In return, they will promote these values ​​in their careers.”

Through Jayhawk Global, the University’s new education innovation center, KU plans to offer many more online degree opportunities, giving students the ability to earn a globally recognized degree from anywhere in the world. the world.

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For more information contact:

Valerie Hawley at [email protected] or 785-864-3804

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