A Message from the Dean: Grover C. Gilmore
Social work is a field without limits. It is broad not restrictive. It is a profession which heals, brings together, advocates for change, offers options, enhances capacity, alleviates distress and realizes ambitions. Social workers have always been and will continue to be at the very forefront of social change. It is an exciting place to be.
Historically, social work has been a career for individuals who are concerned for the poor, disadvantaged, and those too young or too old to look after themselves. As the profession developed and societal strain became more pronounced, social workers have rapidly become recognized as expert providers of clinical services in areas such as substance abuse, mental health, family therapy, employee assistance, sexual dysfunction, and career and vocational counseling. Today, the field has an even greater scope encompassing careers in public policy, management, community development and fundraising.
Today’s world is an increasing challenge. Solutions to problems must be creative. Social work education enables dedicated professionals to strive for the best solutions with innovative, empowering and entrepreneurial approaches. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), one of the most respected graduate schools of social work in the United States, provides the best of advanced professional social work education on both the master’s and doctoral level. Combining the resources of an exceptional university like Case Western Reserve with those of a major U.S. city like Cleveland, where philanthropy and social service agencies are part of the very fabric, MSASS offers a unique experience to those who want to make a difference.
We invite you to join us. The world eagerly awaits your arrival.
Grover C. Gilmore, PhD
Dean and Professor