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!

A BRIEF OF THE M.S.W. ORIENTATION

Overview of the Day
Diane O'Brien, Assistant Teaching Professor - School of Social Work 

Welcome
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  
NPML Certificate         CVIP Certificate Track Brochure
Community Building - CWC CVIP Track Information Page          
Gender Studies Brochure CVIP Program Checklist
Gender Studies Leadership Certificate CVIP Track Information for UMSL Orientation


Leadership and Social Change

Kristen Wagner, Ph.D., Assisant 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 Certificate Program
Tom Meuser, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Gerontology Program

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 Guidelines for the Use of Social Media
Academic Honesty - Plagiarism Social Media Brochure
APA Purdue Format
Writing a Paper or Essay NSWA Code of Ethics


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

Patti Rosenthal, Clinical Professor and Diane O'Brien, Assistant Teaching Professor

Field Placement Panel
Patti Rosenthal, Director of Field Education
Robert Elam, MSW Student
Erin Land, MSW Alumni
Danielle Ingenthron, MSW Alumni

How to Make the Most of Your Graduate School Experience
Maggie Beckmann, Kylee Waite, and Jenn Whitter, MSW Student Panel

Safety Training 
Officer Nigel Partee, UMSL Campus Police

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