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Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and is one of the first graduate schools in the nation to offer a globally focused, family centered concentration.
Dominican University in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards has begun the reaffirmation process, which cumulates in 2016 with a site visit. This webpage contains documents that the CSWE uses to evaluate the MSW program. Dominican encourages those who visit this site to read through the materials provided.
Mission, Vision, and Program Goals
The Graduate School of Social Work is centered in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, which is committed to truth and compassionate service. We prepare professional social workers for globally-focused, family-centered practice to advocate for human rights, and social and economic justice for all persons including socially excluded populations that promotes human and community well being.
The Graduate School of Social Work aspires to be an innovative global leader in social work through inquiry-based education, ethical engagement and commitment to positive social transformation. Vision
MSW Program Goal 1: To develop social work practitioners who understand social work knowledge, values, and skills to enhance all levels of client systems.
MSW Program Goal 2: To prepare professional social work practitioners to engage in culturally sensitive practice that encourages active community participation in advancing social and economic justice.
MSW Program Goal 3: To prepare social work practitioners to integrate multidisciplinary bodies of knowledge and skills into their practice in order to empower clients.
MSW Program Goal 4: To develop social work practitioners who incorporate reflective practices to enhance understanding of self and others within their diverse context.
MSW Program Goal 5: Prepare social work practitioners who embrace core social work values and ethics in service of all people with particular attention to marginalized and disenfranchised persons and communities.
Learning How to Learn
MSW Program Goal 6: To prepare social workers who are life long learners committed to the growth of their own professional knowledge base, ongoing professional development, and self-growth.