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Diane Somerday, Coordinator of Student Services
208 Senior Hall Office 123
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6482
fax: 509-359-6475

BASW - Full-Time, Cheney/Spokane

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Thank you for your interest in the BASW program at EWU!  Applications for fall 2016 will be available in January.

Cheney/Spokane BASW - Full-Time

Eastern Washington University's Cheney/Spokane Program offers a BASW degree in two years,  classes are primarily in-person, but may have a component of on-line instruction, and are held various week days. Classes are held on the beautiful EWU Cheney and the EWU Riverpoint campuses and are taught in-person by EWU Social Work faculty.  Practicum placement are selected from among agencies within the student's own community. 

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Admission Information - Admission Link

Apply to Cheney/Spokane MSW Program

The next Cheney/Spokane BASW cohort is scheduled to begin Fall 2017.  Application materials will be available at this web site begining September 2016.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your BASW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work.  For further information please contact Diane Somerday 359.359.6482 or

What will I study?

The EWU MSW program prepares graduates for professional practice in rural and urban settings and across arenas of practice including child welfare, mental health, addictions, disabilities, housing, poverty, domestic and societal violence, criminal justice, veterans and military families, education, healthcare, palliative care and aging. Through a combination of core courses and specialized electives each graduate builds a course of study to fit each career path.

During the foundation year in the generalist practice curriculum students learn the values, knowledge and skills common to all research-informed professional social work practice to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Particular attention is given to prevention, diversity, and advocacy for human rights and social and economic justice.

During the final year in advanced generalist practice curriculum students learn to apply the person and environment construct in the context of field practicum and advanced courses in clinical assessment and evidence-based treatments, research methods, organizational and policy analysis, program development, and administrative practices. Special attention is given to the development of leadership skills to work for the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons. The program embraces social justice in all areas of practice.



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