Why Study Social Work at NMU?
- Small class sizes
- Connection with peers and instructors
- Learn at a CSWE-accredited institution
- Hands-on and research-based curriculum
- Opportunities to learn and practice in an urbanized rural area
- Tribal connections and learning opportunities
- Collaborate with a Native American Studies program
Career Opportunities in Social Work
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- Employment of child, family, and school social workers is projected to grow 12%
- Employment of healthcare social workers is projected to grow 14%
- Employment of mental health and substance abuse social workers is projected to grow 17%
Frequently Asked Questions
The Social Work department has put together a list of frequently asked questions about the new Master of Social Work (MSW) program and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program.
- What kind of career advantages does a degree in social work provide?
- How do I apply for admission to NMU?
- How difficult is it to transfer to NMU from another institution if I am interested?
- And more