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Make an Impact for Good: The MSW Program at Southern

Discover what you'll learn in each of Southern's areas of emphasis, the career options you’ll have to choose from, and how our program will prepare you for a successful career as a social worker.


Social Work in the Modern World

Social work has changed rapidly over the past several years, becoming much more at the forefront of our communities than ever before.

In this guide, we'll explore what it means to be a social worker and how the MSW program equips graduates to handle the problems facing the world today.


Three Areas of Emphasis

You’ll have the opportunity to choose from three different emphases (Crisis and Emergency Management, Mental Health Practice in Social Work, School Social Work) and pursue whichever area fits your passions and career goals.


Social Work Career Paths

Wondering about the types of jobs and industries that open up to you with an MSW degree? Our guide examines several different career paths to help you determine if social work is the right path for you.

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Social Work Salary Expectations

As you consider pursuing a career in social work, it's important to know the level of financial compensation you can expect. Your salary will depend on your level of experience, location, and which career path you follow. Take a closer look inside.


MSW/MBA Dual Degree

Learn about the MSW/MBA dual degree, designed for people whose passion for helping others is matched by their passion for business and leadership. The program meets at the intersection of social work, business, and healthcare leadership and combines the best of both the social work and business fields.


A Faith-Based Approach

As a faith-based social work program, we bring God’s teachings to the way that we seek to understand and empower others, practice compassion, and pursue service-based careers.

Take a look inside

We've created an in-depth look at the Crisis and Emergency Management, Mental Health Practice in Social Work, and School Social Work emphases and the career paths you can explore with each. Here's a taste of the insights waiting for you inside.

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What you'll gain from the guide

An Action Plan

Whichever career path you're considering in the world of social work, we want to help you get there. To get you started, our guide presents several tried-and-true avenues that can help launch you into the field.

Real Industry and Career Insights

Get a better idea of career paths you can follow, salary expectations, and what you can do with an MSW degree. Our guide is designed to give you a real look at the social work field.  

Social Work Program Overview

Southern takes a unique, faith-based approach in empowering servant leaders to become successful social workers. Our guide breaks down the program, emphases, curriculum, and more.

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