Timothy Rehner, Ph.D., Director
Jerome Kolbo, Ph.D., Interim MSW Program Coordinator
118 College Drive #5114
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Forster, Hrostowski, Kolbo, J. Lee, Osowski, Rehner, Weaver
The primary purpose of the School of Social Work is to provide professional social work education to undergraduate and graduate students. The school offers the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.
The social work profession recognizes the BSW degree as preparing students for entry-level social work practice in social service agency settings. The MSW degree prepares students for advanced practice in agency settings and in private practice. The school is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Offerings for Non-Majors
A number of courses offered within the School of Social Work do not have prerequisites and may be excellent choices for electives by non-majors. These courses include
SWK 523 - Childhood Trauma
(Grant Writing or Children/Families Violence or Spirituality or Childhood Trauma)
Interdisciplinary Minor in Gerontology
The School of Social Work participates in the interdisciplinary minor in gerontology and the graduate certificate in gerontology. Specific requirements and courses available for the minor and the certificate can be found under the Interdisciplinary Minor and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology headings in the College of Health section of this Bulletin.
ProgramsMaster of Social Work