Master of Social Work | Louisiana College

Master of Social Work

The MSW Program is designed to prepare social work professionals for advanced practice work with diverse populations within a variety of settings including but not limited to school-based, healthcare, forensics, geriatrics, behavioral health.  LC’s MSW Program is unique to Louisiana and the region because the curriculum has a 15-hour healthcare/behavioral health concentration and is based on a Christian worldview.  Helping students understand how the values of social work and the values of the Christian faith closely align is a key component in their education and in the application of their skills in the marketplace. The Master of Social Work degree at Louisiana College is far more about people than a process or a product. The very nature of the social work profession is service oriented, which reflects LC’s practice of integrating faith and learning.  The MSW program began its first cohort in January 2018. 


The MSW Mission is to prepare students to function competently and effectively in a rapidly changing world through an academically challenging social work education within a Christian environment that offers an integration of faith and learning. The program expands the College mission in moving students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with special emphases on the professional application of advanced social work practice from a generalist perspective. 

The MSW program goals include:

  1. Prepare students to be competent social workers through content and practice behaviors emphasized in the social work curriculum for advanced generalist practice and the healthcare/behavioral health specializations. 
  2. Training students who are knowledgeable and understanding of diversity issues at all levels
  3. Developing career-long learners that will critically think about the populations they serve and the issues/trends of the time.
  4. Preparing students to practice ethically in a changing world and to integrate their faith and learning that is developed through an understanding of a Christian Worldview.
  5. To increase the quantity and quality of advanced master level social workers who are competent to practice in advanced generalist practice settings or healthcare/behavioral health settings in the Central Louisiana Region. 

For more information, contact the School of Human Behavior at 318/487-7745.

The program is currently in Pre-Candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.


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