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Susan Thompson, MSW Admissions Office
208 Senior Hall Office 125
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6485
fax: 509.359.6475

MSW - Full-Time, Cheney/Spokane

Eastern Washington University's Cheney/Spokane Program offers a MSW 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. 

Mission Statement - Mission Link

Admissions - Admission Link

Course of Study - Course of study

Upcoming MSW Informational Meetings!

Informational meetings are being held to review the application procedure, explain the process, clarify our expectations and answer any questions potenial applicants may have.  These sessions are open to all students. 

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016; 11:45-12:45; Riverpoint Campus Academic Center; Room #41**
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016; 11:45-12:45; Riverpoint Campus Academic Center; Room #41
  • Monday, January 25, 2016; 11:00-12:00; Cheney Campus; Senior Hall; Room #106
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016; 11:45-12:45; Riverpoint Campus Academic Center; Room #41 

**This session has been recorded and is available at the link below for those who are unable to attend in person.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7oZ6tIO4WU&list=PLfSi6AKXLbdU_Fl-_PFdgvLLo5iTtq8TB

Applications are now being accepted to the Cheney/Spokane MSW Program!

We are now accepting applications for the Cheney/Spokane MSW program which is scheduled to begin Fall 2016. 

Application and materials deadline:                     Committee decision deadline:
        February 5, 2016                                              March 11, 2016

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your MSW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work.  For further information please contact Diane Somerday, 509.359.6482 or dsomerday@ewu.edu

Application Package:

Applications are now being accepted to Cheney/Spokane Advanced Standing MSW Program!

We are now accepting applications for the Advanced Standing MSW program which is scheduled to begin Summer 2016. 

Application and materials deadline:                     Committee decision deadline:
        February 5, 2016                                              March 11, 2016

Thank you for your interest in pursuing your MSW degree at Eastern Washington University's School of Social Work.  For further information please contact Diane Somerday, 509.359.6482 or dsomerday@ewu.edu.

Application Package:

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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