Department of Social Work and Human Services
The Department of Social Work and Human Services offers an undergraduate degree in Human Services as well as the graduate Master of Social Work. Both are accredited programs (CSHSE and CSWE respectively). Additionally, the department offers the Child Advocacy certification and the Nonprofit Leadership certificate which are open to both majors and non-majors.
Dr. Darlene Rodriguez, Ph.D, MSW, MPA, was selected to receive the FY18 OVPR Pilot/Seed Grant to Attract External Funding for "Atlanta's Immigrant Crossroads: Civic Engagement as a Tool for Newcomer Integration." 41 applications were received and the final decision was based on reviews, an analysis of the external funding potential, prior internal and external funding and proposal submission activity, performance on prior OVPR support and considerations for investigator career state.
Celebrating 10 Years
On September 28, 2017, a celebration was held in honor of the 10 year anniversary of the Masters of Social Work program. Over the past 10 years, the MSW program has graduated 320 students who have completed a total of 384,000 internship hours in various settings including hospitals, hospice, nonprofit organizations, DFCS, schools, and many more. Those internship hours translate to $9,600,000 of service to the community.