specialization is available only to currently enrolled MSW students. The National Institute on Aging estimates the need for 70,000 social workers in older adult services by 2020. Given these statistics, social work professionals require current knowledge about a broad range of fundamental issues that encompass the older adult experience.
The certificate in community engagement provides additional training in working with community organizations. The program emphasizes understanding how community and social organizations operate, are administered, and how they can thrive.