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Our internationally recognized, accessible faculty members bring their real-world research experience to the classroom.

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Ph.D. program that emphasizes readiness to pursue careers as social work educators and scholars.

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The Transition to Independence Program works to increase college access and retention rates of foster care youth in Southeast Michigan. More


The School of Social Work at Wayne State University is among the nation's leaders in preparing students for professional practice. Our graduates are highly sought after by local and statewide agencies. We invite you to find out how we can help you meet your career goals in the rewarding field of social work.

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Welcome Days- MSW Informational Meeting
April 24 2014 at 3:00 PM
Thompson Home
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS - 150 Thompson Home Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to making application. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK MSW - Pre-Candidate Master with Advanced Standing Status:  Only students who hold a baccalaureate degree of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for this status. Program begins Summer Term.  Priority Processing Date:  October 1st MSW - Core/Regular Status:  Only those who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline besides Social Work are eligible to            apply for this status.  Program begins Fall Term. Priority Processing Date:   October 1st School of Social Work-Office of Admissions & Student Services-4756 Cass (Thompson Home) Detroit, MI  48202 *WSU – University Center at Macomb, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp., (586) 263-6700 or (313) 577-6261 Sarah Barlow, Academic Advisor, E-Mail: sbarlow@wayne.edu Julie Alter Kay, Interim Director of Admissions, E-Mail:  ae8440@wayne.edu OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT SERVICES   4756 CASS AVE. DETROIT, MI 48202  313.577.4409  Fax 313.577.4266  www.socialwork.wayne.edu   ...education that makes a difference
School of Social Work Student Org. to participate in Downriver Dash
April 26 2014 at 8:00 AM
Taylor MIchigan
Please join the School of Social Work Student Fitness and Wellness Organization (SFWO) in participating in the annual Downriver Dash 5K Run/Walk! This event is hosted and organized by The Guidance Center to promote physical activity and wellness. It will begin and end at the Wayne County Community College District - Downriver Campus, and wind through the scenic Heritage Park in Taylor. Registration begins at 8:00AM and the 5K begins at 9:30AM immediately following the Tot Trot at 9:00AM. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the main race. Entry Fee Individual Participant $25 on or before April 7, 2014 (guaranteed tech shirt) $30 after April 7, 2014 Tot Trot This event is FREE for children 10 years old and younger. For more information, visit https://www.guidance-center.org/events/dash  
Welcome Days - BSW Informational Meeting
May 7 2014 at 2:00 PM
Thompson Home
Welcome Days – B.S.W. Informational Meeting Meeting held in room 150 Thompson Home, 4756 Cass, Detroit MI, Main Campus. We strongly encourage all prospective students to attend an informational meeting.  At the meetings, we cover in detail about the B.S.W. program, careers, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and much more….  The traditional B.S.W. program begins in the fall semester with a priority processing date of February 1st and deadline date of April 1st.  The B.S.W. – WOW (Where Online Works!) program begins in the winter semester with a priority processing date of October 1st and ​deadline date of November 15th.  All applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as admissions will close once program capacity has been reached. Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to the start of the beginning term of the selected program. If available, please bring an unofficial copy of your student transcripts to the meeting.
Social Work Ph.D Program Informational Meeting
May 7 2014 at 5:00 PM
Thompson Home
Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to applying. Application Deadline: Dec. 18 Ph.D. Program Featuring multiple options to meet individual interests and career goals:  Clinical Scholarship Track This track prepares graduates for important careers in clinical social work teaching, scholarship, and research, as well as for leadership positions in the greater clinical social work community. This track is not a separate program, nor is it a DSW. It is part of the existing doctoral program.  Dual-title in Social Work and Gerontology This program addresses the critical need for social work faculty and researchers trained in geriatrics who can promote evidence-based practices and serve as role models for future generations of social workers specializing in the field.  Dual-title in Social Work and Infant Mental Health This program is designed to meet the needs of doctoral students whose goal is to gain a thorough understanding of both research and clinical work with infants and families ****For those meetings held in the**** Thompson Home at 5 p.m., BE SURE TO ARRIVE ON TIME, as the Thompson Home is locked automatically at 5 p.m.
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