Provided by Walla Walla University
www.wallawalla.edu; (888) 296-7416
Located in East Missoula, Walla Walla University’s Missoula MSW site is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience for approximately 70 Master-Level Social Work Students.
Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University (WWU) is a private university affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. WWU is fully accredited by the
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is dedicated to the academic, spiritual, social and physical aspects of a total education. The University seeks to impart a broad knowledge of the arts, sciences and professions by careful instruction and open inquiry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Walla Walla University’s main campus is located on a 55-acre campus in College Place, Washington.
In 1998, WWU accepted the invitation to begin serving the educational needs of Master level Social Work students in Missoula, Montana and the surrounding area.
Walla Walla University’s Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology at the College Place Washington campus. A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is offered at College Place,
Washington, Missoula, Montana and Billings, Montana.
The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by council on Social Work Education. Our mission is to:
1. Affirm the dignity and worth of every person.
2. Prepare social work leaders in education, professional practice, and public service who challenge injustice and advance a more caring society.
3. Change the world around us through compassionate service.
A unique feature of Walla Walla University’s MSW program is its clinical focus, which prepares students for employment in a variety of settings. In addition, Walla Walla University offers Advanced Standing (four-quarter) and regular standing (six- quarter) MSW programs. Small classes give ample opportunity for involvement with other students from diverse backgrounds.
The Missoula Master of Social Work site offers alternative programming that will facilitate ¾ time or ½ time curriculum plans for students who are unable to attend full-time. Walla Walla University has a rolling admissions process, with admission to the Missoula site available each quarter. Practicum (field learning) occurs concurrently with the coursework on days that students are not in class. Missoula classes are held on Mondays only, leaving the remainder of the week for work and practicum.