Welcome to the Social Work Department’s website! We are here to help guide you in your journey as you explore the variety of challenging and rewarding careers available in the social work profession.
Washburn University's Social Work Department offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). To view the most recent Department of Social Work class offerings, see the Washburn University online course schedules:
The Department of Social Work reflects the Washburn University vision through outstanding Bachelor of Social Work (BSW generalist) and Master of Social Work (MSW clinical) programs. Curriculum is continually enhanced through teaching excellence, scholarly research and publication, and faculty involvement in international, national, and regional forums. Kansas benefits directly from student practica serving our most vulnerable citizens.
Department goals reflect the accreditation standards of the National Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Students build on a solid general education base integrated with humanistic values, cultural competence, and enthusiasm for a lifetime of learning. Upon graduation, students will be able to apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments, conducting themselves as ethical practitioners. Graduates may further advance the social and economic well-being of clients and human rights through advocacy and shaping of policy and practice.
Washburn's BSW and MSW Programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).Assessment Reports