Wayne State Social Work students are placed at over 300 agencies contributing over 300,000 field hours to the community
We provide nearly $300,000 annually in private scholarships to social work students
Home to the only Center for Behavioral Health and Justice at a university or college in the U.S.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Reports in the top 17% of MSW programs in the U.S.

Centers

Research is the bedrock of social work practice, ensuring that individuals, families and communities receive the most effective, innovative, and culturally attuned interventions and treatments that social workers are able to provide. Here at Wayne State we have committed faculty, staff, funding and additional resources to two specialized centers, which impact our profession and the quality of life in our home, Detroit, and around the globe.

Center for Behavioral Health & Justice

Center for Social Work Research

Continuing Education

As the premiere provider of continuing education in the metro Detroit area, we integrate both intellectually challenging and practice-relevant courses taught by highly experienced social work practitioners. Workshops are intended to inform practitioners on theoretical advances and 'best practices' in the profession as well as challenge practitioners to integrate current knowledge from the social science research in their professional work. 

Social Work Continuing Education