Social Work, M.S.W.

Prepare to integrate your Christian faith with social work practice, scholarship, and local, national and international service with your Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

Program Highlights


with a spiritually enriched ecological systems model that encourages you to be aware of your faith and value orientation and how it may interact with that of your clients


with small class sizes


Ready to Learn More?

Program Credits: 60

Standard Completion Time
2 years (full-time program)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

What Will I Learn?

Integrate your Christian faith with your social work practice in a creative and supportive learning environment that equips you to master requisite practice competencies while encouraging compassionate service. You will focus your studies on an area that interests you with a concentration in Child and Family or Mental Health.

You will graduate prepared to lead and serve in private and public agencies. If you have an undergraduate background in social work, you may be eligible for the Advanced Standing Program. This will allow you to complete your master's degree in as little as one year.

Where Can It Take Me?


  • Social Worker
  • Addictions Therapists
  • Primary Therapist I
  • Social Worker
  • Care Coordinator II
  • Child and Family Therapist
  • Medicaid Service Coordinator


  • Petra Place
  • Unity Health Systems
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Trillium Family Services
  • Wesley Gardens Nursing Home

Alumni Success

Alexandria Monti, MSW

Addiction Therapist, Rochester Regional Health

"My internship at PROS helped me to gain confidence and pushed me to challenge myself. I learned how to do both group and individual therapy, which is what I do in the field today."

Matthew Matteson, LSW

Behavioral Therapist, Community Howard Regional Health

Crystalyn Morgan

Independent Living Coach, Intercept Youth Services

Amy Smith, LMSW

Founder and Program Manager, Freelancing Hope

Tayler Kelly

Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker, Mayo Clinic

Hillary Bartoszek

Hillary Bartoszek, LMSW

Family Developer, Action for a Better Community, Inc.

Who Will I Meet?

Sylvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson ’15

Counselor, Petra Place

“I felt my Roberts experience was one that embraced my diversity and uniqueness and emphasized my strengths allowing me to find renewed faith, family, and focus.”


Hiie Silmere, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Associate Professor of Social Work

I made my way to Roberts via Estonia, Michigan, and Missouri. One of my key roles is to help students apply research into social work practice. I also love to engage them outside of the classroom through research assistantships, conference presentations, or conversations on a variety of topics. It is a joy to work at Roberts where our small class sizes make it possible to get to know all of our students.

Hiie Silmere


Location & Start Dates

Earn your Master of Social Work in Rochester, NY


  • Monday, June 17, 2019 - Advanced Standing Students Only
      At Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by February 15, 2019 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by March 15, 2019 and your deposit is $100.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00
  • Monday, August 26, 2019
      At Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
      At Roberts Wesleyan College

Contact Us

Adult and Graduate Admissions

Visit the Department of Social Work Page