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

1st Annual Conference
Be The Change

Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

Youth around the world share common challenges, including poverty, inadequate healthcare, limited educational opportunities, exploitation, gender inequality, substance abuse, mental health concerns, homelessness, gang involvement and violence, and family dysfunction. Though experiences differ in terms of chronicity, intensity, and impact, in all youth they create stress and trauma that compromise well-being.

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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