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Master of Social Work students to discuss research July 14

Twenty-seven students in the unique Master of Social Work program will discuss their graduate research projects in public poster presentations Thursday, July 14.

2011-07-18
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [7-9-11]

Twenty-seven students in Minnesota State Mankato’s unique Master of Social Work program will discuss their graduate research projects in public poster presentations Thursday, July 14.

The annual Master of Social Work Student Capstone Forum, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, will be from 3-5 p.m. in Centennial Student Union Room 284. (Licensed social workers who attend can receive up to two continuing education units.)

The 27 students will graduate from the program July 23, and will be recognized at an invitation-only celebration and hooding ceremony that day.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Master of Social Work program focuses on social work practice in small and rural communities, combining classroom and online education with field experience. Students learn through extended internships in schools, hospitals, private social service organizations and public social welfare agencies.

The program, fully accredited by the national Council on Social Work Education, enrolled its first students in 2007. It is Minnesota’s first Master of Social Work program south of the Twin Cities, and the first in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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