Arizona State University

Social Work

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Our School of Social Work seeks to prepare social work leaders who have the courage, knowledge, and skills to challenge inequities, enhance human capacity to solve complex social problems, and create a more humane and just society. The School offers a fully-accredited MSW program that focuses on culturally competent practice, with a special emphasis on populations of the Southwest, and prepares social work professionals to serve individuals, families and communities. Students choose either the advanced direct practice concentration (ADP) or the planning, administration and community practice (PAC) concentration. ADP students choose among three specializations: health/behavioral health; children, youth and families; public child welfare. PAC students focus their coursework on planning, administration or community practice. The Ph.D. program prepares students for culturally competent research, with an emphasis on populations of the Southwest, and teaching diverse students. It includes rich opportunities to engage in research with faculty and teaching experience. The School is home to the NIH-funded Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center which conducts research on health disparities in the areas of substance use, mental health and HIV/AIDS; the Office of American Indian Programs; the Office of Latino Programs; and the Office of Forensic Social Work Programs.

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Laura Orr
Manager, Student and Academic Services
School of Social Work
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Ave., Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0689
(602) 496-0800

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