Department of Graduate Social Work
The MSW program enables you to be part of an important group of like-minded people dedicated to helping others and being catalysts of change, whether it be in your neighborhood or across the globe.
Program Mission Statement
The Master of Social Work program at Kean University is committed to expanding learning opportunities for students from diverse local, national, and international communities by fostering knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes. The program is dedicated to developing clinically competent and ethically grounded social workers to engage in evidenced based clinical practice and research-informed advocacy to promote social, economic, and environmental justice with diverse individuals, families, and groups.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) provides educational competencies, that all accredited MSW Programs must use to guide delivery and assessment of the curriculum. The Competencies (also used as student learning objectives) are as follows:
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities