Master of Social Work (MSW)

Social Work Accreditation

Why Master of Social Work (MSW)?


The Council on Social Work Education maintains that the profession of social work is committed to promoting human and community well-being. Social workers focus on social and economic justice at the local, national, and global level. They are often pioneers who challenge the status quo and work tirelessly to help others help themselves. Social workers have many options for specialization. You can choose areas such as: child or adult protective services, health care, mental health, individual and family counseling, criminal justice, or social agency administration.


Why Hawai’i Pacific University

for your MSW?


The goal of HPU's MSW is to prepare qualified students, especially working adults, to enter into competent, ethical, and effective social work practice. Utilizing critical thinking and building upon our diverse cultural and geographic environment, Hawai'i Pacific University's social work students strive to enhance the social well-being of all people; provide leadership in culturally competent services at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; advocate for social and economic justice locally nationally and globally, and promote multiculturalism through furthering social work knowledge.