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Social Work Month

In celebration of the 2017 Social Work Month, we encourage you to join us at a School of Social Work Event this March More

Honoring Our Faculty

Student nominations for the 2017 full- and part-time Social Work Teaching Awards are due March 29. For guidelines and the procedures.. More


Come visit us in our new home at 5447 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan More


Bravo to our School of Social Work students who have excelled in the classroom and made the Fall 2017 Dean's List! More

SMART Spotlight

SMART Social Work: Faculty & Students Combating Consumer Misuse of Antibiotics More

Program Information

Learn why Wayne State may be the right fit for you at an upcoming BSW, MSW, or PhD Information Session. 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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Events Calendar

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Welcome Days-M.S.W. Informational Meetings
March 28 2017 at 4:30 PM
Old Main
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions prior to making application.  At the meetings, we cover in detail about the M.S.W. program, careers, concentrations, application process, curriculum, tuition cost, and so much more….   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.   Applicants applying to the advanced standing program must have a B.S.W. degree that was awarded five years or less from their admission to the advanced standing program.  Those with a B.S.W. degree older than five years may apply to the core program.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of March 1.   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.  All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of April 1.   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 program.
CEIS Fulbright Presentation
March 29 2017 at 12:00 PM
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work is proud to host Jaclyn Assarian, Associate Director of International Programs at Wayne State University and a former staff member of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), for a presentation on the various award and scholarship programs (e.g., Core Fulbright scholarships, Fulbright Specialist Awards, Postdoctoral Scholar Awards, etc.) administered by the CEIS for U.S. scholars. Please feel free to bring your lunch to this event.  NEW DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm(Cancelled dates: Wednesday, February 15 and 22) AUDIENCE: Social Work Faculty and Doctoral Students
Ethics of Working with Families and Agencies in the Community
March 30 2017 at 12:00 PM
71 E. Ferry St, Detroit Mi, 88202
Presented by Beverly Weathington, LMSWHealthier Urban Families (HUF) Outreach Program Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, WSU As coordinator for HUF, Beverly trains hundreds of parents and professionals working with at-risk families.Beverly is an executive board member and family engagement coach for the Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium and a trainer on the Hearts and Minds on Babies curriculum, part of a five-year grant to train Head Start teachers on mindfulness and reflective functioning.
Book Publication: A Guide for the Perplexed, a Panel Presentation
March 30 2017 at 3:30 PM
School of Social Work
The Wayne State University School of Social Work invites you to join us at an interdisciplinary panel discussion with faculty from social work, criminal justice, and history exploring the challenges and rewards of undertaking book projects. Panelists include: Michael Kral, Ph.D., Associate Professor, WSU School of Social Work, and adjunct faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Department of Psychology, University of Windsor. Steven Stack, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Suicide Research in Troy, MI Kidada E. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, WSU Department of History Jerrold Brandell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the WSU School of Social Work (moderator) For additional information on the moderator and panelists visit the School of Social Work website here. AUDIENCE: Faculty and doctoral students ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information including the Event Flyer on the School of Social Work website here: http://socialwork.wayne.edu/news.php?id=22318 or contact Jerrold Brandell at jrbrandell@wayne.edu or 313-577-4447.
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