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The School of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University prepares graduates for rewarding careers that strengthen people and communities and advance the social work field.

Our undergraduate program prepares students for graduate school or generalist practice in agency settings. The graduate program focuses on advanced practice serving one of three groups: children and families, people with mental illness or chemical dependency, or the aging.


Our graduates help poor, oppressed, vulnerable and underserved people to build competence and confidence as they improve their lives. The EMU Social Work program prepares students for culturally competent and gender sensitive practice.


Our graduates work with individuals, groups and communities to alleviate social problems. They strive to enhance community problem solving, helping clients to engage their environments in ways that improve social function and provide opportunities.


Our graduates work to advance social welfare policy that builds upon a community's strengths.


Our graduate program is built for the non-traditional student and gives priority to applicants who've demonstrated a commitment to the school's mission, currently work in social service agencies, and who need a part time program with evenings and weekend classes.

Our mission is consistent with the NASW Code of Ethics.

Our School works to support the University's mission:

EMU enriches lives in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community.  Our dedicated faculty balance teaching and research to prepare students with relevant skills and real world awareness.  We are an institution of opportunity where students learn in and beyond the classroom to benefit the local and global communities.


Contact Us: School of Social Work | 317 Everett L. Marshall Building | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Tel.: 734.487.0393 | Fax: 734.487.6832

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