The mission of the Social Work program is to prepare students for entry-level generalist social work practice. The program is grounded in the liberal arts perspective, the social work profession's history, purposes, and philosophy, and is based on social work knowledge, values, and skills.
The mission of the Social Work Program is congruent with the missions of the University and the College in that it seeks to offer excellent educational opportunities in instruction, research, and outreach, while fostering a commitment to the life long pursuit of knowledge.
The Social Work program goals derived from the mission statement are:
- To provide an educational environment that models social work values, ethics, and ideals thus fostering a positive learning environment for students.
- To provide a curriculum that promotes competent baccalaureate generalist social work practice and is responsive to the changing political, social, cultural, economic, and global influences.
- To prepare competent entry-level social work practitioners for generalist practice with diverse populations and client systems of various sizes and types.
- Application for Admission to Social Work Program
- Social Work Student Handbook
- Social Work Curriculum
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Social Work Program
P.O. Box C [Postal Delivery]
Mail Stop 9562
207 Bowen Hall, Hardy Road [Courier Delivery]
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
In Mississippi, a social work license is required for practice at the BSW level. Complete information about obtaining a license can be obtained by contacting the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists (http://www.swmft.ms.gov/swmft/web.nsf). Students should be advised that to obtain a license, the following general requirements must be met:
An applicant for social work licensure shall submit to the Board a notarized statement that he or she meets the following general requirements:
- Is at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
- Is of good moral character, which is a continuing requirement for licensure;
- Is holding United States citizenship or status as a legal resident alien;
- Is free of conviction of a felony within the last ten (10) years;
- Is mentally competent with no decree of mental incompetence still standing in any court; and
- Is currently free from dependency on alcohol or drugs, other substances or any other type of addiction; has no active declaration of mental incompetence by the court or licensed qualified professional; has no pending disciplinary action; Professional validation of this status may be required.