Asbury’s MSW Equips and Inspires
May 12, 2016
Ready to maximize your impact in social work? Asbury University’s Master of Social Work program — fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) — is still accepting applications for Fall 2016! Apply today.
With advanced-standing and part-time options available, Asbury’s MSW helps students achieve their goals. More than 80 field-placement sites are available in the Lexington, Ky. area, and many students who commute long distances obtain a field placement closer to home.
“I drove an hour to get to class several times a week, and it was always worth it,” said Tina Newman ’12, MSW alumna and founder of MAD Marketplace. “It’s inspirational when you can sit in the library or out on the green and feel right at home.”
One of the few Christian MSW programs in the region — and the No. 1-ranked Christian Social Work program in the nation (Social Work Degree Guide) — Asbury’s MSW leverages small class sizes and strong faculty interaction to equip students for lifelong impact.
During her time in the program, Newman gained both professional training and a spiritual foundation for her career.
“In all the networking I’ve done since completing my degree, Asbury always comes up,” Newman said. “It’s a place where, if you let him, God starts designing your life. And I’m just grateful he did that for me.”
While Asbury’s MSW has flexible schedule options, the coursework is rigorous, equipping students for continued success in social work.
“Each of the courses in the MSW program build upon and complement the other, providing a strong knowledge base for students,” said MSW Professor Michele Wells. “The curriculum provides a depth to the program that prepares students well for practice and also for social work licensure.”
Most importantly, Asbury’s MSW program grounds students in a Christian worldview and prepares them to navigate questions of faith while serving clients of all backgrounds.
“Social workers serve with diverse populations and can use their training in any setting,” Wells said. “The training they receive in the MSW program will help them to wrestle with some of the issues with which they will be faced, to seek more in their relationship with Christ and to build their faith so that they are prepared with tools to handle challenging circumstances.”
To learn more about Asbury’s MSW, visit: asbury.edu/MSW