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    Southern Adventist University
  Nov 22, 2017
Graduate 2017-2018

School of Social Work

Dean: Kristie Wilder

MSW Program Director: Lorri Merchant

Director of Field Education: Stephanie Guster

Graduate Enrollment Counselor: Tricia Foster

Faculty: Evie Nogales Baker, Rhonda Edwards, Stephanie Guster, Annette Heck, Lorri Merchant, Nina Nelson, D. Laura Racovita-Szilagyi, Cornel Rusu, Kristie Wilder

Mission Statement

The mission of Southern Adventist University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to prepare advanced generalist practitioners within a Christian learning environment for service and excellence in evidence-based social work practice.

Degree Offered

The School of Social Work offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.  The following emphases are offered each year, based on adequate levels of student interest:

  • Child and Family Advocacy and Treatment
  • Entrepreneurship in Social Services
  • International Social Work
  • Mental Health and Practice in Social Work
  • Military Social Work and Veteran Services
  • Spiritual Care in Nontraditional Settings
  • Trauma and Emergency Management