Master of Social Work | Louisiana College

Master of Social Work

The MSW Program

The MSW Program prepares social work professionals for advanced practice work with diverse populations in a variety of settings. The Program is unique with its 15-hour healthcare/behavioral health concentration and its biblical worldview foundation. Academically melding the values of social work and the Christian faith is integral to the application of Social Work skills in the marketplace.

Mission

The MSW Mission is to prepare students to function competently and effectively in a rapidly changing world through an academically challenging social work education within a Christian environment. The program expands the College mission in moving students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with special emphases on the professional application of advanced social work practice from a generalist perspective. 

The MSW program goals include:

  1. Prepare students to be competent social workers through content and practice behaviors emphasized in the social work curriculum for advanced generalist practice and the healthcare/behavioral health specializations. 
  2. Training students who are knowledgeable and understanding of diversity issues at all levels
  3. Developing career-long learners that will critically think about the populations they serve and the issues/trends of the time.
  4. Preparing students to practice ethically in a changing world and to integrate their faith and learning that is developed through an understanding of a Christian Worldview.
  5. To increase the quantity and quality of advanced master level social workers who are competent to practice in advanced generalist practice settings or healthcare/behavioral health settings in the Central Louisiana Region. 

The LC MSW program is approved for candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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For more information, contact the School of Human Behavior at 318.487.7745.