317 Everett L. Marshall Building
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Eastern Michigan University Social Work Program is committed to the empowerment of poor, oppressed, vulnerable, and underserved populations; the creation of social welfare policy based on a strengths perspective; the advancement of community problem solving; and leadership in organizations and communities.
Graduates of the program will be committed and able practitioners who can work to alleviate social problems and enhance the competence of individuals, group and communities for engaging their environments to improve social functioning and provide opportunities. The Social Work Program prepares students for culturally competent and gender sensitive practice.
At the undergraduate level, the Social Work Program prepares students for entry-level generalist practice in agency settings. Upon completion of their baccalaureate degree, students will have the knowledge, skills, as well as an integration of professional and personal values to enable them to provide direct social work services to varying size client systems, ranging from individuals and families to organizations and communities. The undergraduate social work program also prepares students to enter graduate social work education.
At the graduate level, the Social Work Program prepares students for advance practice serving one of three populations: services for families and children, services for persons with serious mental illness and/or chemical dependency, or services for the aging. The graduate program gives priority to applicants who, through their past experience, have demonstrated a commitment to the stated mission of the school, who have current employment in social service agencies, and who need a part time program evenings/weekends.
Our mission is consistent with the NASW Code of Ethics, which defines the mission and core values of the social work profession, and guides social workers conduct. Click on the link to view the Code of Ethics.