School of Social Work

The School of Social Work is committed to applying knowledge, best practices and evidence-based interventions to offer hope, healing and equitable treatment. Our comprehensive courses and practicum experiences will push you past your comfort zone to build new skills, enhance compassion and apply professional ethics. Called to be our best for individuals in need, each person—faculty, staff and student— pushes themselves to refine their skills in service to others.

Social work majors go on to make contributions in health care, mental health, social enterprise, public policy, politics, children and family services, school social work, gerontology, military services, juvenile services and criminal justice.

 

The School of Social Work is committed to applying knowledge, best practices and evidence-based interventions to offer hope, healing and equitable treatment. Our comprehensive courses and practicum experiences will push you past your comfort zone to build new skills, enhance compassion and apply professional ethics. Called to be our best for individuals in need, each person—faculty, staff and student— pushes themselves to refine their skills in service to others.

Social work majors go on to make contributions in health care, mental health, social enterprise, public policy, politics, children and family services, school social work, gerontology, military services, juvenile services and criminal justice.

 

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Students attending social work class in a classroom

Undergraduate students in the School of Social Work earn a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree (BSSW). Graduates of the program are prepared to apply for a bachelor-level social work license (LBSW) and work in entry-level social work positions, including case work and direct care.

All Graduate Degree Programs

Students attending a human services class

ACU offers a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree, along with an Accelerated Master of Science in Social Work option that offers qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. With a master’s level-social work license (LMSW), graduates can work in advanced professional social work practice, such as counseling or therapy, case management, advocacy, community organization, research and supervision.

 

A 12-month, 18-credit hour Social Services Administration Certificate is also available for individuals seeking to improve their knowledge and efficacy in impacting change for human service agencies via policy analysis, advocacy and human empowerment.


Graduates of the ACU School of Social Work possess the skills necessary to effectively serve oppressed and vulnerable people and improve their quality of life. They work as change agents in a number of areas, including: health, mental health, social enterprise, public policy, politics, children and family services, child welfare, school social work, gerontology, military services, international social work, juvenile services, and criminal justice.

Graduates from the ACU School of Social Work are prepared to become leaders in their areas of interest, utilizing evidence-based interventions and contributing to the knowledge of the profession through effective and ethical practice, as well as dissemination of research and practice findings in professional journals and other venues.

The ACU School of Social Work’s Graduate and Undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, enabling students to receive licensure after graduation.

MSSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

MSSW 2021

MSSW 2019

MSSW 2017

MSSW 2015

MSSW 2014

MSSW 2013

BSSW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

BSSW 2021

BSSW 2019

BSSW 2017

BSSW 2015

BSSW 2014

BSSW 2013