​​Mission Statement

The mission of the Central Michigan University Social Work Program, working from a strong liberal arts base, is to prepare students for generalist social work practice. The program develops and enhances critical inquiry and ethical decision-making in practice. The program provides students with the knowledge base and flexibility to work, live and pursue economic, environmental and social justice in a diverse and global society. It promotes growth and empowerment of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities with an emphasis on rural contexts.

The Social Work Program seeks to serve the people of Michigan, through the preparation of capable and effective generalist social work practitioners, through the development of scholarship related to social work and societal needs, the promotion of service to human service organizations and equity across society. (Updated 4/1/2021)

Accreditation Status

Central Michigan University’s Bachelor of Social Work Program received initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in February 2004 and in 2016 was reaffirmed until 2024. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.

Contact Information

Social Work Program
034 Anspach Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-2690
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Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – noon and 1 pm – 5 pm