Social Work

Social Work



The social work classes and faculty offices are in McComsey Hall. The classroom environment lends itself to a variety of teaching formats and styles including lecture, practice simulations, and audio-visual presentations. The faculty-student FTE is BSW 1:19, MSW 1:12 and the classroom ratio range from 1:15 to 1:35, depending on the type of course. As a result, faculty are able to get to know each student in their classes.

The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change

The Learning Institute: Global Well-Being and Social Change was recently established to provide all students and practitioners in the helping profession with the latest evidence on global social issues in order to glean knowledge that will enhance their skills and foster lifelong learning in order to be positive social change agents. Throughout each academic year a number of thematic trainings, workshops, global immersion experiences, and community service learning opportunities will be offered. These events will center around a specific global social issue such as youth violence, poverty, human trafficking, violence against women and children, and LGBTQIA rights. Millersville University’s Department of Social work’s Learning Institute is committed to developing global citizenship and influencing social change on domestic and international levels.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Students Study Abroad in South Africa, 2014 Joint MSW-MSEM Program

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Contact Information

Social Work

Department Chair, Dr. Karen Rice
McComsey Room 232
Tel: (717) 871-5297

Undergrad Office

McComsey Hall, Room 233
Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551

BSW Secretary: Ms. Kathy Kuhns
(717) 872-3739
Fax: (717) 872-3959

Fall/Spring Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Summer Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday, 8:00 AM-11:45 AM

BSW Coordinator: Dr. Kathleen Walsh
Tel: (717) 871-4896

Grad Office

MSW Secretary: Ms. Beth Colvin
Tel: (717) 872-3563

Graduate Assistant's Office
Tel: (717) 871-2103

MSW Coordinator:  Dr. Heather Girvin
McComsey Hall, Room 332
Tel: (717) 871-2157

Shippensburg University Social Work Department Website