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Graduate School of Social Welfare

    

Affiliated Majors

Social Welfare, Social Services for the Elderly, Youth and Child Welfare, Counseling Service, Family Therapy, Disability Service, Mental Health Service

General Overview

The Graduate School of Social Welfare was first established as the Graduate School of Unification Policy in 1991. It became the Graduate School of Unification Policy and Social Welfare Policy in 2000, and finally got the current name in 2006. Our school has seven majors whose educational goals are to guide students in acquiring graduate-level clinical, analytical, and organizational skills for effective practice at levels of social intervention: individual, family, program, organization, community, and policy. The program helps students become leaders in the field of social welfare. The school teaches social work values and standards of ethical behavior, and expects students to be committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations and promoting social and economic justice.

Educational Goals/Objectives

The goals/objectives of each of the seven majors can be summarized as follows:

  • Social Welfare: To produce professional decision makers on social welfare policies, leaders of social welfare and non-profit organizations, and leaders in the clinical field;
  • Social Services for the Elderly: To produce professional practitioners and researchers to lead the field of social services for the elderly;
  • Youth and Child Welfare: To produce qualified professionals as social workers who will help and guide youth and children;
  • Counseling Service: To produce professional welfare counselors through theories and practices about individuals, groups and families;
  • Family Therapy: To produce qualified family therapy experts;
  • Disability Service: To produce qualified disability service professionals through learning and researching policies, systems, and methodologies related to the disabled; and
  • Mental Health Service: To produce professional leaders in the mental health service field through teaching the values of social welfare, expert knowledge, and intervention techniques.