Student Information

Masters of Social Work Student Organization (MSWSO)

The MSWSO is a UMKC student organization open to and including all MSW students. This organization offers an opportunity for students to actively be involved with the School of Social Work, build networking relationships with peers in the program, and gain additional skills/ experiences to enhance their social work career.

Throughout the academic year, the organization sponsors events such as a licensing information seminar, social gatherings, licensing exam preparation courses, and other events. The MSWSO also gives students input into the School of Social Work decisions through service on faculty committees and participation in the faculty meetings. Please contact the Social Work office or the current president of the MSWSO to become involved. Programs and events are announced via the list serve e-mail.

For any questions, please contact the Faculty Advisor Adriana Paez (

Student Representatives to School of Social Work Committees

Student representatives are encouraged to serve as advisory members of School of Social Work faculty committees. Student representatives ensure that student voices and opinions are taken into consideration as decisions are made regarding the School of Social Work. The following committees are typically active during the academic year:

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Field Advisory Board
  • Marketing & Retention
  • Ad Hoc committees appointed by the Director