Welcome to the Department of Social Work

Think Social Work…Think VSU…Where the Future is in Your Hands!

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Social Work program at Valdosta State University (VSU). Established in 1995, Social work at VSU has a strong tradition of providing quality education through Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited advanced generalist program.  VSU’s Master of Social Work program is on the cutting edge of technology, becoming the first social work program in the state to offer a web hybrid program in 2003. VSU does not offer a Bachelor of Social Work (Master of Social Work) degree. An undergraduate degree in Social Work is not required to apply for the Master of Social Work program.  Students who apply to the Master of Social Work program typically have undergraduate majors including, but not limited to: Child and Family Behavior, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

You are invited to explore the information on our web site where you can learn more about VSU’s Master of Social Work program on the About the Department of Social Work page and learn about admission requirements on the Master of Social Work Admissions page. Prospective Master of Social Work students should contact Felicia Hilson, Director of Admissions and Recruiting at socialwork@valdosta.edu or at 229-219-1392 to discuss how our program can help you reach your goals.


Upcoming Events

The Department of Social Work is proud to announce that it is cosponsoring The New Knowledge Base of Addressing Trauma: What's New and Important to Know from Emerging Research and How to Use It to Improve Your Practice workshop. Core Continuing Education Hours are available. Additional information can be found at the following url:https://naswga.site-ym.com/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=4688868

9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015
7 Core Continuing Education Hours
Valdosta State University
University Center Cypress Room
1215 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA 31601

 Upon completion of this course trainees will: 

  1. Comprehend the most important information from the latest advances in psychology, cognitive science and developmental neuroscience, in terms of addressing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  2. Grasp how inborn, temperamental differences in the development and functioning of important neurological systems interact with caretaking environments in ways that create psychological health versus psychological disturbances in instances when trauma may lead to the development of PTSD; and
  3. Learn how to integrate this emerging knowledge into best evidence based models of assessment and treatment in order to strengthen the work of clinicians

 Presenter: Charles D. Safford, LCSW, Founder and President of yourceus.com, Inc., has over twenty years of post-masters experience as a clinical therapist and over fifteen years of experience as a training developer and trainer in business and clinical settings. With over thirty years of experience as a consultant and coach, and over twenty years of experience delivering training programs specifically for mental health audiences, he works with professional organizations such as NASW Georgia Chapter to provide continuing education to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide.


NASW Member - $105; NASW Retired Member - $95; Student NASW Member - $75; Nonmember - $135

Registration limited to 100 participants (Pre-registration required - includes lunch)