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27 earn Master of Social Work degrees
27 to graduate Saturday from Master of Social Work program.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [7/21/2011]
Twenty-seven candidates will graduate Saturday, July 23, from Minnesota State Mankato’s unique Master of Social Work program.
They will be recognized at an invitation-only celebration and hooding ceremony on Saturday. The 27 candidates presented their graduate research projects at the annual Student Capstone Forum, a public poster presentation, earlier this month.
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. Since then nearly 80 have graduated. 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.
Social workers must graduate from an accredited program to obtain professional licensure from the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.