2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2014-2015 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Social Work and Human Services


Return to: Vision, Mission, and Goals  

Mission 

The School of Social Work and Human Services is dedicated to preparing adult learners as scholar-practitioners by expanding their knowledge of real-world social problems and preparing them as social work and human services professionals who provide ethical, evidence-based services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students are educated by an experienced faculty of doctoral-level scholars with a breadth of personal and professional experience in serving the needs of populations, human service organizations, and communities. Graduates will be equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge of contextually- and culturally-relevant assessments, intervention strategies, and evaluation methods that will enhance their service and change-agent skills in areas such as practice, collaboration, and advocacy for underserved and never-before-served global populations.

Vision

The School of Social Work and Human Services envisions a future in which our programs are viewed by our disciplines as leaders in preparing professional helpers and change agents at all levels of post-secondary education both domestically and internationally. We will be leaders in our professions and our professional organizations through modeling 21st Century teaching and learning approaches and through scholarship appropriate to each educational level and our graduates will apply their acquired and generated knowledge to solve critical social problems in such a way as to promote positive social change for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

The Master of Social Work Mission Statement

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program will cultivate the development of social work scholar-practitioners by expanding their knowledge of real-world social problems and preparing them as social workers who work toward positive social change by providing ethical, evidence-based services to individuals, families, and groups. The curriculum is grounded in the strengths and empowerment theoretical models to facilitate the students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for advanced clinical practice as professional social workers. Graduates of the MSW program will be equipped with knowledge of the contextually and culturally relevant engagements and assessments, intervention strategies, and evaluations that enhance their skills in areas such as practice, collaboration, and advocacy for underserved populations.