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MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

The Phyllis Lan Lin Department of Social Work welcomed its first group of graduate students to the Masters in Social Work program. Students have engaged in course work and are currently selecting practicum sites for the second semester. The Department also welcomed two new MSW faculty – Dr. Eveldora Wheeler and Dr. Wanda Watts.


What does an MSW degree do for students? For starters, it gives them a rich foundation in the field of social work. Some of our graduate students have undergraduate degrees in business, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, and education. The advanced degree prepares them for the profession of social work. With an MSW, students are marketable in multiple arenas including medical social work, school social work, mental health counselors, administration, and teaching in higher education.

We are excited to launch the new graduate program and look forward to rolling out our advanced standing program for our BSW students in June 2017. Stay tuned! For more information, please visit our website at