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With the liberal arts as its foundation, by completion of the program students will be prepared to:

  1. Identify with and practice according to the principles, values, and ethics that guide the social work profession.
  2. Engage in culturally responsive evidence-based practice across micro, mezzo, and macro systems with emphasis on the geo-political, social, and the Indigenous cultural uniqueness of northern Minnesota.
  3. Utilize bio-psycho-social, cultural, and spiritual models of human behavior to engage in a respectful, present, person-centered practice.
  4. Become life-long learners and critical thinkers, grounded in a globally interconnected system of practice.
  5. Engage in research inquiry to develop responsive practice across systems.
  6. Employ effective practices to address social inequities through policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation strategies.

Graduate Courses

For information about MSW programs contact the Council on Social Work Education website: