Greetings from Social Work Department

Greetings: Chair's Message

Welcome to the Northeastern State University's (NSU) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work!

NSU is a richly diverse and stimulating environment of learning opportunity. We are delighted that you have chosen to pursue your career goals with the Northeastern State University Social Work Department.

The cultural and ethnic diversity of the people of the Northeastern Region of Oklahoma provides our social work program with many opportunities. Our faculty consist of social work practitioners and scholars who have years of practice experience in a variety of focus areas. Their experience includes: child welfare, individual and family work, Native Americans, older adult, physical and mental health, domestic violence, community practice, advocacy, substance abuse, and other focus areas. Our faculty demonstrate their commitment to social work values and ethics by achieving their academic goals while attending to the diversity of the region's people and supporting social justice.

Social work education has been a part of the curriculum at NSU since 1981. NSU's undergraduate Social Work Program was granted professional accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1992 and the program has been fully accredited since that time. Based on our successful experience with our undergraduate social work education, we designed the Master degree of Social Work (we are in the second year candidacy) to help our social workers/helping professionals prepare for their advanced levels of individual and group practice found in clinical social work, medical social work, school social work, family social work, and many others. Above all, we are very proud to let you know that one of the main strengths of our MSW program is uniqueness of being the only MSW program focus on clinical practice with Indigenous and Rural populations across the states.

I am sure that our BSW program and MSW program will help you in reaching your educational goals and becoming a professional social worker.

Thank you so much for choosing the Northeastern State University Social Work Department.

Sincerely,

Eun-Jun Bang PhD, MSW
Professor of Social Work
Department Chair/ Director of Social Work Graduate Program
Northeastern State University