Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Bachelor of Social Work
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program prepares students for entry-level practice in social work.
Master of Social Work
The core curriculum of the graduate program emphasizes the integration of content in the five major curricular areas: social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, research, and field education.
Doctoral Program 
The purpose of the PhD Program is to prepare social work scholars equipped to engage in research on contemporary urban issues and problems for the advancement of social work practice and social welfare policy. (PDF program flyer)
Graduate Certificate
Students in the program leading to the Master of Social Work degree may also participate in the following graduate certificate programs: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, Infant Mental Health, Gerontology, and Developmental Disabilities.
Continuing Education
Our continuing education programs are distinguished by quality instruction provided by highly experienced social work practitioners on substantive issues encountered in today’s practice environment.
We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.