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Master of Social Work Reception

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You Are Invited
September 27, 2023
By Rachel Howard
Assistant to the Dean

Please join us for a reception on campus as we celebrate the launch of the College of Health Professions’ new Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Regency Room, Anderson University Center (PLU)
5:30pm – Reception
6:00pm – Program

At PLU, we have a long history of educating undergraduate social work students who have become a powerful force for good in our world. We are launching a new MSW program that will prepare its graduates to serve as skilled leaders and change agents in their communities, particularly in the areas of health and behavioral health. We’re excited to provide a platform for our students who are committed to contributing to the lives of those they serve.

There is no denying that our community is facing many challenges: the need for increased behavioral health services, the opioid crisis, homelessness, and poverty. At the same time, we know the strengths of these communities and the capacity to address these needs when we work collaboratively. The MSW program will provide an additional workforce knowledgeable about effectively addressing the social challenges that we are observing.

We sincerely hope you will join us to hear about our new program and how we can partner to develop creative solutions for continued community improvement.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 23, using the button below. It would be our absolute pleasure to see you there! If you have any questions, email us at

In service,
Dr. David Ward
Dean of College of Health Professions