MSW Mission Statement

UMD MSW Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is to promote human well-being and advance social justice through teaching, research, service, and field education. We prepare competent and effective generalist and advanced generalist social workers who are leaders both in expanding the profession's knowledge base and in developing socially just service delivery systems. Our graduates are committed to pursuing culturally responsive practice with an emphasis on working with American Indians as well as working in underserved communities including rural and medically underserved communities. The education we provide is based on the knowledge, values, and skills of social work and is grounded in the profession's history, purposes, and philosophy.