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Posted: Feb 10, 2017


Olivet Nazarene University's social work degree program Program focuses on professionalism, career advancement and team-building.

“I’m not surprised by the news,” says Olivet alumna and licensed social worker Katelyn Dircks ‘15. “Olivet prepared me well to succeed in graduate school and my career.”

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has recognized Olivet’s program for its high-caliber preparation of social work professionals. CSWE has reaffirmed the program’s accreditation through 2024.

Olivet graduates begin their careers with top-notch education in a program that is well respected in the field. “Our program is recognized by the social work profession,” says Dr. Rachel Guimond, department chair. “That means our students are, too. When they graduate, they’re well-prepared to enter and succeed in a master’s program. Their graduate school acceptance rate is consistently high, exceeding 90 percent.”

Olivet social work students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. They benefit from mentoring by experienced professionals and invest 540 hours in practical social work experience. Program focus includes professionalism, career advancement and team-building.

“My supervisor evaluated me as a valuable team member who works well in all situations,” says Dircks. “That definitely reflects my training at Olivet. The professors really invested in me, sharing their knowledge and passion for social work as a profession.”

For more information about Olivet’s social work degree program, contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-648-1463.


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