Social Work Offices Open

The Department of Social Work office will be open during regular working hours beginning July 6th.  The office will adhere to university guidelines as appropriate.  The layout of the Social Work office suite is such that there is a natural separation for people in office spaces and as a result, it should not be a problem with maintaining physical distancing.  The front entrance to the suite is typically staffed by one to two individuals, located at a distance to the front door, with mail drop off happening in a relatively isolated way. Both workers in the front office area will have a plexiglass shield installed to reduce potential for spreading of airborne virus-type infections.

Learn more about what the university is doing to respond to COVID-19.

Admissions and Financial Aid

You will need to admitted to both Ball State University and the program itself. Or if you’re transferring, see the steps you’ll need to take.

Also, find a list of scholarships our department offers to our own students to help cover the cost of your education.

Virtual reality simulation for social work students.

Field Experience

You’ll gain a better understanding of what it means to work in our profession through the practicum field experiences we require of all students. During your last semester, you’ll work at one of dozens of field sites around Indiana, helping real clients address real issues, making a real difference.

Or if you work at an agency that might like to partner with us, please review our requirements and see how to apply to host our students.

Social Work Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Social Work at Ball State University is two-fold.

  1. Our mission is to prepare competent and compassionate generalist and advanced generalist practitioners who think critically, are committed to ethical social work practice, and meeting the needs of a changing world.
  2. Our mission is to function as a resource center for program development by providing consultation, research support, and professional services in collaboration with local and state human service communities.

Alumni and Friends

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About Our Department

Department of Social Work

Health Professions Building, Room 501
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday



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