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Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Social Work Program (MSW) at Fayetteville State University (FSU), which is consistent with the profession’s purpose and values and program’s context, is to prepare students for advanced social work practice and leadership with a focus on issues concerning children, families, the military, mental health and substance abuse. The program is designed to prepare students to practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations in rural, urban and military settings. Students are prepared to utilize ethical and evidence based practice in prevention, treatment, intervention, clinical practice, research, and administration activities that promote human well being. The program also seeks to equip students with knowledge, skills, and social work values to alleviate oppression, poverty, and discrimination in a multicultural society and in the global community. Students matriculate in an environment that promotes diversity, and stimulates a desire for lifelong learning by bringing together faculty, field instructors, social work professionals, and students for collaborative learning.

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