Asbury College adds M.S.W. program

WILMORE, KY—Asbury College is pleased to announce the addition of the master of social work degree. The M.S.W. degree will be offered beginning in August 2008 on the College’s campus in Wilmore.

The program offers a concentration in child and family services preparing advanced professionals for service in both public and private settings. Dr. William Descoteaux, M.S.W. director, said the program “is a continuation of Asbury College’s historic commitment to prepare persons to transform the world. Graduates of the master of social work program will provide support for children and families to grow toward their full potential and to experience meaningful and quality lives.”

The M.S.W. program provides students with a well-rounded social work education where they can build a strong mental, spiritual, academic and social foundation. “This program is being designed with a clear integration of Christianity and social work at its core,” said Steve Dawson, assistant professor of behavioral sciences. “We are being intentional to draw from our rich theological heritage to help us understand how our loving God involves loving people and serving their needs.”

The program will teach social work knowledge, skills and values, as well as provide field education in social service agencies and churches. Students will have access to field education sites in rural, urban and cross-cultural settings. The M.S.W. faculty have diverse practice areas, backgrounds and international experience. Students will have networking opportunities that will connect them with agencies and social services around the world.

An undergraduate degree in social work is not a prerequisite for this program and applications are being accepted. To apply for the Asbury College M.S.W. program, e-mail or call 859-858-3511, ext. 2266.

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