Prospective Student Resources - Department of Social Work

Prospective Student Resources

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Learn more about the Social Work Department and other opportunities to be involved in these brochures.

Introduction to Social Work Powerpoint

Wondering what classes you will take? Depending on when you enter the program and how many transfer credits, there are three different pathways to complete your degree.

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Messiah University is committed to enabling you to achieve your educational goals. Messiah University provides several useful tools and tips to financing your education such as our Net Price Calculator, Seven Steps to Financial aid, and access to various Financial Aid Policies.

The College offers numerous scholarships and financial aid such as the following:

  • Merit-Based Assistance
    • Trustees’ Scholarship for Excellence
    • President’s Scholarship for College Honors
    • Provost’s Scholarship
    • The Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship
    • Humanities Scholars Program
    • Messiah College Scholarship
    • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Need-Based Assistance
    • Grants
    • Students Employments
    • Federal Loans

For more information regarding Messiah University’s Financial Aid for Undergraduate Programs visit the Financial Aid Page.

Social work majors are commonly asked the question…“What are you going to do with a social work degree?”  A better question may be “What can’t you do with a social work degree?”

There are numerous career fields and options for Social Workers. Social workers serve in many roles, capacities, and locations with diverse clientele.

An example of the many fields of Social Work include the following:

  • Child Welfare
  • International Social Work
  • Public Welfare
  • School Social Work
  • Clinical
  • Gerontology
  • Administration
  • Palliative and Hospice
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Military and Veterans
  • Psychiatry
  • Criminal Justice and Corrections
  • Community Organization

Because Messiah University is a Nationally Accredited School of Social Work, students may obtain Advanced Standing in graduate schools of social work to obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in one year, which can lead to additional career opportunities. 

The Career and Professional Development Center is another resource for our students to connect with jobs, summer internships, and other opportunities post-graduation. 

Contact Social Work Faculty

Have more questions about Messiah's program or social work in general? Reach out to our professors or visit our FAQ page!

The Messiah University Social Work Department is blessed with supportive, professional, and accomplished faculty. The full time faculty are composed of:

  • Dr. Ling Dinse, Department Chair, Program Director and Associate Professor
  • Michelle George, Social Work Field Director and Associate Professor

Messiah University also utilizes adjunct faculty teaching social work classes, who are also social work practitioners in the local community. Learn more about our accomplished faculty or find their contact information

Want to talk to a student in the department? Reach out to our Administrative Assistant to set up a conversation. 

Ready to apply to Messiah Univerisity?

We cannot wait to meet you! Begin the admissions process by visiting out Undergraduate Admissions page