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The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Social Work Faculty endorse the following statement put forth by the Council on Social Work Education’s Diversity Center Director, Dr. Yolanda C. Padilla, and accept the charge to do more and better at creating an equitable society.

The Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice stands in solidarity in the call for justice and freedom from oppression by communities across the country in the wake of the more recent anti-Black racist killings involving Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and far too many other African Americans. The events in recent weeks represent a long and painful history of systemic racism in the United States. The cumulative effects of incarceration, segregation, unemployment, and lack of access to quality education, housing, health care, and other basic human rights—although hidden from view for many—are palpable here.

As social work educators, let’s recommit to addressing the realities of systemic oppression and creating a community of learners. Let’s provide students with endless opportunities for critical thinking, keeping in mind that empathy can neither be forced nor achieved through debates—students need to discover it for themselves. Let’s give the communities with whom we work the dignity of drawing on their lived experiences so that our practice resonates with their lives. If we do this, we will always be on the right track.

As a Program, we will be working with our students and collaborative partners to educate ourselves, provide resources, and develop initiatives to further these efforts.

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Grounded in the values of the Profession, the Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay provide regionally responsive, competency-based, interdisciplinary programs that promote social justice in a diverse and evolving world by engaging in strengths-based generalist practice that elevates human and community well-being.

~The mission of the UWGB Social Work Professional Programs

What Will I Learn?

A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from UW-Green Bay provides a significant opportunity for graduate students seeking a career in the human services. The program prepares students for advanced level professional practice applicable to a wide range of positions in the human services, with a special emphasis on multi-cultural practice, social justice, leadership, and advocacy.

Creating tomorrow’s change, today.

Check out these Capstone Posters from the MSW Graduating Class of 2020.


Thinking about an MSW degree?

Social work is a very diverse profession that encompasses working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities across a variety of settings.  Learn More

Area of Specialization

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program offers an Advanced Generalist specialization with the opportunity to focus on an individualized area of emphasis.  Learn More 

Student Learning Outcomes

The UW-Green Bay MSW Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  The curriculum is guided by high standard student learning outcomes, referred to as competencies.  Learn More

Post-Degree Opportunities

Already have an MSW degree but considering a career change?  Learn More                                  

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UW-Green Bay offers a wide array of graduate programs taught by faculty with exceptional research and professional experience at an affordable price.

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UW-Green Bay's Gail Trimberger

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"The UW-Green Bay MSW Program places special emphasis on building and maintaining relationships. The cohort model allows students to establish close  associations with fellow students who will, ultimately, become professional colleagues. In addition, the faculty and staff are very student centered, committed to connecting with students to ensure their educational goals are met. A hallmark of the Social Work Professional Programs is its reputation and relationship with community partners.  The MSW Program is highly respected by local and regional human service organizations, resulting in successful job searches for our graduates.  We invite you to contact us to learn if our MSW Program is right for you!"
Gail Trimberger, Associate Professor and Chair of MSW Program

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