A Focus on Strengths
Tulane’s MSW and DSW programs place a firm and unwavering emphasis on noting the strengths of a community and building on those. All students become intimately familiar with the detailed practice of culturally relevant social work, which insists on approaching people and communities as equals with a right to self-determination. Coming from a place of strength means championing social justice and advocacy, learning to integrate cultural contexts into the practice of social work, and, above all, listening. Tulane’s MSW and DSW programs strive to build upon their students professional skill sets, critical thinking abilities, and passion for community care, pushing social workers, wherever they might be in their careers, to assist and improve the lives of those around them.