Social Work Department at NMU

About the NMU Social Work Department

Our Vision

The Social Work Department will be recognized as an integral, mission-driven asset to NMU, our community (broadly-defined) and the social work profession because:

  • We deliver programs that are highly responsive to human services workforce trends and needs; and,
  • We (students, alumni, faculty and administrators) are proactive representatives of social work values in action.
Our Mission

To prepare competent professionals committed to advancing social justice, human rights and the dignity and worth of diverse individuals, groups, families, service delivery systems and communities through generalist social work practice in a global context.


Social Work Department at NMU


Our programs provide students with an understanding of the contexts of social work practice, the changing nature of those contexts, the behavior of organizations, and the dynamics of change. Throughout the BSW and MSW curriculums, students will be exposed to the values and ethics that guide professional social work practice.  Further, MSW students will have the opportunity to specialize in clinical or macro social work, applying foundational skills, knowledge and values in specialized settings.


Social Work Department at NMU


The Social Work Department has several initiatives to give our students hands-on learning and research experiences. We invite you to support the department's fundraising initiatives.


Social Work Department at NMU


It’s always great to hear from our alumni. Whether it’s an idea for improving our programs, a story about your personal challenges and achievements since leaving NMU, or a job lead for an upcoming grad, we’d love to hear from you.

Student Policies & Procedures

Contact Information

To contact the Social Work Department, e-mail or call 906-227-1105.

For MSW program inquiries, email Sarah Carlson at or call 906-227-2726.

For BSW program inquiries, email Ann Crandell-Williams at  or call 906-227-1115

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May) and 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. during the summer (early May through late August). Northern Michigan University is located in the Eastern time zone.

Campus Location

The Social Work Department is located at 2400 Jamrich Hall, which is connected to the Edgar L. Harden Learning Resource Center through an indoor walkway (see campus map).

Mailing Address

Social Work Department
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855