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Department of Social Work

Explore what it means to enter a profession of service that inspires hope, strengthens lives and promotes meaningful change.

Explore Social Work and Child Advocacy Programs Born From Our Call To Serve.

Explore what it means to put the Christian mission to care for “the least of these” into practice. The Department of Social Work empowers you to advocate for the most vulnerable in society by providing a foundation for critical analysis and development of dynamic solutions for personal and cultural problems. Classroom instruction, field placements, and community engagement provide you the tools to address complex social issues and support those in need. An emphasis on ethical practice, cultural competency, and social justice permeates each program, empowering you to be a faithful advocate and create meaningful change in society.

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The Social Work program at Mississippi College goes above and beyond to prepare students to enter the field…The professors are incredible and really poured into me. It truly is an amazing program and I would highly recommend it to any undergraduate student interested in the social work.
— Aysia Warner Collier ‘20
Clinical Care Coordinator

The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation. Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

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After earning my graduate degree at a research-heavy MSW program, I realized just how well MC had prepared me. Nothing taught in my core classes was new to me, and the unique electives MC offered gave me an interesting edge when choosing research project topics in grad school. As a practicing social worker now, working toward my clinical licensure, it is the knowledge I gained in my MC classes that I draw on daily. It is because of this foundation that I can use the Social Work profession to serve well and spread the Gospel as the Lord has called me to do.”
— Ashley Otwell-Jett, ‘20
School Social Worker

Featured Courses

Human Diversity & Social Justice

This course examines aspects of human diversity and the need for social justice on all levels of social work practice. Because social workers often work with people vulnerable to oppression and discrimination, they also must understand strategies that promote political, economic and social justice.

Social Welfare Policy & Programs

Examine the current social policy system of the U.S. Emphasis is placed on various models of social policy analysis, the political and economic processes affecting policy development and program implementation, and implications for social work practice.

Guardian Ad Litem

In this experiential learning course, you will work with law students assigned cases through the Mississippi College School of Law. You’ll accompany your assigned “law partner” to court hearings and on home visits to the family members in the case. Participation in the project also requires attendance in periodic informational seminars.