Graduate Handbook

We are pleased that you have selected Minnesota State University, Mankato to pursue your Master of Social Work degree. We are committed to providing you with high quality graduate social work education that will prepare you for advanced generalist practice with an emphasis on rural and small communities.

Below the MSW Program Graduate Student Handbook is available for download. Please thoroughly read your handbook. You will find information that outlines your rights, as well as your obligations as a student. As a relatively new MSW Program, there may be some programmatic and policy areas that we will add or revise as the implementation of the program continues. We will keep you informed regarding any policy changes, additions, or deletions through postings here and emails to the MSW Program electronic distribution list. A newly revised Handbook will be uploaded as needed.

The Social Work faculty and staff want you to be successful in your academic endeavors and encourage you to seek guidance and clarification if you have questions or concerns regarding the program. You have been assigned an advisor to provide consultation through the MSW Program. We strongly encourage you to work with your advisor to help with academic and professional issues. We wish you great success as a graduate student in our MSW Program.

David Beimers, MSW, PhD, LISW
Department Chairperson

Kimberly Zammitt, MSW, PhD, LICSW
MSW Program Director

MSW Program Graduate Student Handbook (pdf)
Following are links to the MSW Program Graduate Student Handbook in .pdf format. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print the document. In Adobe Reader, you can select to print the entire document or only certain pages.