Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Welcome to the Ferris State University M.S.W. Program! We are truly excited to be offering a Master of Social Work Program at Ferris State University.

The mission of the Ferris State University MSW Program is to educate advanced professional social workers who will be leaders in their field, promoting social and economic justice, diversity, empowerment, and eliminating oppressive social conditions; and to inspire students to be critical thinkers to meet the challenges of a global society through lifelong learning, innovation, political engagement, service and community collaboration.

The MSW curriculum concentration will be focused upon clinical practice with trauma informed practice infused throughout the curriculum.

The curriculum offers both full and part time offerings with both traditional and advanced standing degree programs.


  • Clinical Practice Concentration/Specialty
  • Trauma Informed Practice infused in curriculum
  • Evidence based practice curriculum
  • Small classes - all MSW courses capped at 15 students, some smaller
  • Opportunity for robust field placements
  • Diverse and experienced faculty
  • Opportunity for research, presentation and publication or program development
  • Individualized faculty mentoring
  • Emphasis on leadership in the field



Late applications for Fall 2015 admission are being accepted. Apply now!

Application materials for Fall 2015 admission are now available!
Please click here to go to the Graduate Office website to apply.

M.S.W. Information Night - November 5, 2014 from 5-7PM in PHR 101 (Pharmacy Building).
If you missed it, please check out the PowerPoint Presentation

Contact Information
Master of Social Work
Ferris State University
820 Campus Dr., ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: (231) 591-2737