About the NMU Social Work Department
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.
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.
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.
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
NMU Student Handbook
Student Handbook and NMU Graduate Academic Standards, Policies and Degree Requirements