Park University’s BSW prepares students for beginning professional practice in a wide variety of social service settings. As generalist social work practitioners, graduates will be prepared to work with diverse populations. The Strengths Perspective and Eco-systems theory serve as overarching conceptual frameworks throughout the curriculum. The BSW program includes both classroom work and two-semester field instruction in a social service agency; is fully accredited; currently only offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus; and requires 122 total credit hours to graduate.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program was granted full initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) at the February, 2016 meeting. The MSW program is one of the few accredited MSW programs in the nation with an advanced practice concentration in Behavioral Health. The three areas of practice emphasis are Military Social Work, Social Work with Children and Families, and Gerontological Social Work.