Social Work MSW

The mission of the Ferris State University Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is to educate professional social workers to be leaders in their field, promoting social and economic justice, diversity and empowerment, and addressing oppressive social conditions. Graduates will exemplify Ferris’ Core Values of Collaboration, Diversity, Ethical Community, Excellence, Learning and Opportunity. Graduates will be critical thinkers able to meet the challenges of a global society through lifelong learning, innovation, political engagement, service and community collaboration.

Why Ferris?

  • Clinical Practice Concentration
  • Trauma-Informed Practice infused in curriculum
  • Evidence-Based Practice curriculum
  • Opportunities for high quality field placements
  • Diverse, experienced faculty
  • Personalized faculty mentoring with opportunities for research, publication and program development
  • Emphasis on leadership
  • A robust and exciting learning community
  • Small class sizes

Flexible Options for Degree Completion

  • Traditional and advanced standing full-time and part-time schedules
  • Students without a Bachelor of Social Work (traditional):
    • Five-semester completion (full-time)
    • Nine-semester completion (part-time)
  • Students with a BSW and 3.2 GPA (advanced standing):
    • Three-semester completion (full-time)
    • Four- or five-semester completion (part-time


Locations Advisors
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Program Plans
Traverse City Jessica Gladden
(231) 591-5882
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