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Master of Social Work program to award 29 degrees July 28

Program has graduated 112 students since enrolling its first students in 2007.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 7-23-2012

Mankato, Minn. – Twenty-nine candidates will graduate Saturday, July 28, 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 29 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. This year’s 29 graduates bring the number of students who have graduated from the program to 112 students. Minnesota State Mankato’s Master of Social Work program is Minnesota’s first such 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 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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