Social Work MSW at Traverse City

Ferris Statewide at Traverse City

Advisor:
Janet Vizina Roubal
(231) 591-2846
JanetVizinaRoubal@ferris.edu / schedule appointment

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.

  • 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)