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Mission & Goals

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Mission & Goals

The mission of the Baylor University School of Social Work is to prepare social workers in a Christian context for worldwide service and leadership.

Goals of the School of Social Work are:


1. To produce Alumni who are:

  • Influencing (through service and leadership) the social welfare of people, families, and communities globally.
  • Ethically integrating religious faith with social work practice.
  • Culturally responsive and competent.
  • Effective in creating healthy organizations.

2. To produce Research by the School and its alumni that:

  • Provides resources and models for excellence in professional social work practice that contribute to social justice and the well-being of persons, families, and communities.
  • Provides resources and models that are respectful, faithful, and effective for communities of faith and religiously-affiliated organizations.

BSW Mission & Goals

Foundational Principles of the Program

MSW Mission & Goals