Welcome to the MSW Program at UM-St. Louis.  

You are about to embark on what we hope will be a both rewarding and challenging learning experience. The following handouts and helpful links will be referenced throughout the orientation day. They will also be available for your future reference.  We hope that you will visit this site often. 
Best wishes for a successful professional journey. 


Overview of the Day
Diane O'Brien, Lecturer - School of Social Work 

 Lois Pierce, Ph.D., Director, and Professor - School of Social Work

MSW Program Overview
Baorong Guo, Ph.D., Director of the MSW Program, Associate Professor - School of Social Work

Learning Opportunities: Concentration and Certificate Options/International Opportunities

MSW Program Planning Sheet Community Building
Gender Studies Brochure NPML Certificate
Gender Studies Leadership Certificate  
CVIP Certificate Track Brochure CVIP Program Checklist
CVIP Track Information Page CVIP Track Information for UMSL Orientation

 Leadership and Management Concentration

  Margaret Sherraden, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work

 Non Profit Management and Leadership Certificate
Dan Sise , Lecturer, Public Policy Administration

 Community Building Fellowship 
  Kristen Wagner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

 Gerontology Concentration 
  Joe Pickard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work

  Gerontology Graduate Program Advising Guide 

 Gerontology Certificate Program
Tom Meuser, Ph.D., Director of the Gerontology Program, and Associate Professor,
  School of Social Work   

 Family Practice Concentration
  Lois Pierce, Ph.D., Director, and Professor, School of Social Work

 Gender Studies Certificate Program 
  Kathleen Nigro, Associate Teaching Professor, English

 Violence Prevention Certificate
  Melissa Jonson-Reid, Ph.D., Director, and Professor, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention,
  The George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University

Graduate Student Survey

Expectations for Graduate School 

A Note on Reading APA Purdue Format
Academic Honesty - Plagiarism Writing a Paper or Essay
Social Media Brochure Guidelines for the Use of Social Media
NASW Code of Ethics

Baorong Guo, Ph.D., Director of the MSW Program, Associate Professor - School of Social Work

Patti Rosenthal, Associate Clinical Professor and Diane O'Brien, Lecturer

Field Placement Panel
 Patti Rosenthal, Director of Field Education
 Current School of Social Work MSW Students and Alumni

How to Make the Most of Your Graduate School Experience
 Current School of Social Work MSW Students and Alumni

Safety Training 
 Sergeant Marisa Smith, UMSL Campus Police

Introduction to MyGateway
 MSW Graduate Teaching Assistant - School of Social Work