The mission of the UAA MSW Program is to prepare advanced generalist social workers who enhance human well-being and promote social and economic justice for people of all backgrounds, particularly those in Alaska. Alaska's unique and rich multicultural populations, geographic remoteness, and frontier status afford great opportunity for skilled social work professionals to have a profound impact on social and economic injustice.
MSW Program Options
UAA’s MSW Program is offered full-time and part-time on campus and part-time via distance delivery. The degree is comprised of both foundation and concentration curriculum developed to provide comprehensive, systematic and intensive academic preparation for social work professionals.Specific sequences in the MSW curriculum include policy, research, practice, practicum, human behavior in the social environment, and electives addressing special issues important to the social work profession and particularly, issues important to social work in Alaska.
Each course is designed to provide content in: a knowledge base (theories, models, and methods), a belief system (values, ethics), a professional activity (skills, techniques), and a commitment to the mission of our profession: appreciation of diversity; promotion of social and economic justice; and advocating for populations-at-risk of oppression, discrimination, and economic deprivation.