Hawai'i Pacific University School of Social Work Extending Master of Social Work Program "Westside" Fall 2018

The School of Social work is immensely excited and privileged to launch our “Westside” MSW cohort program beginning Fall 2018. After much consultation the School of Social Work responded to calls made by many West Oahu and Waianae Coast social service agencies to develop a MSW program tailored to their community’s needs. As well as clinical casework, social work promotes human and community well-being that focuses on social economic, and environmental justice at the local, national, and global levels. Social Workers in local communities with few resources and high needs become social innovators, skilled capacity builders and advocates for change, who challenge the status quo, and who work tirelessly to assist individuals, families, and communities to help themselves. The Westside MSW is a part-time, 3-course per semester program that will be taught as a cohort on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Cohort teaching allows students enter as a group and proceed through the degree together. The program accommodates the demands of working students and aims to overcome the chronic transportation problems and geographical barriers in obtaining a social work education Westside. Students who register maybe eligible for a tuition reduction if they are currently employed with an agency or non-profit that has a partnership agreement with HPU.

For more information about the Westside MSW program please visit: https://www.hpu.edu/chs/social-work/ma-sw/woc-sw.html.

For questions about this program, please contact Dr. Peter Mataira, MSW Director pmataira@hpu.edu or Haley Lytle, Social Work Administrative Assistant hlytle@hpu.edu.