The DSW program at Morgan State University prepares experienced MSW practitioners for advance social work practice and human service leadership with urban individuals, families, and communities. The intersections of racial, economic, and gender-based oppression place urban individuals, families, and communities at risk of experiencing social and mental health problems disproportionately. This disproportionality represents a major social injustice that unfairly diminishes the ability of urban individuals, families, and communities to demonstrate their vast positive potential.
Using this conceptual framework as a guide, Morgan’s DSW program is focused on addressing the unjust educational, behavioral health, and additional health care systems that have created barriers to maximum social, economic, and psychological functioning for urban populations. The DSW program at Morgan also relies heavily on culturally competent intervention models that affirm and build on the experiences and perspectives of historically oppressed communities. Applicants interested in interacting with and engaging urban individuals, families and communities utilizing a culturally inclusive and strengths-based perspective are encouraged to apply.