Boise social work program earns good grades

Students earning master’s degrees in social work through Boise State University’s online program already knew they were getting a good education, but a non-profit organization recently backed up their beliefs.

The SR Education Group, which independently reviews higher education institutions based on accessibility, affordability and quality, ranked the university at No. 19 on its "2017’s Top Online Colleges for Social Work Degrees" list.

“I continue to be impressed by the quality work done by the faculty and administration in social work,” Tim Dunnagan, dean of the school's College of Health Sciences, said. “Their efforts have been favorably acknowledged by the students, alumni and external groups that create rankings for schools of social work.”

Randy Magen, director of Boise State's School of Social Work, said the online program hires highly skilled teachers from all over.

“This semester, we have experienced, Ph.D.-trained faculty teaching as adjunct instructors in the online program who live in Canada, Florida and Maryland,” he said.

Magen said the students can rest assured that they are getting valuable educations.

“Given that all of the counties in Idaho are designated under-served in terms of behavioral health, Idaho students, when they graduate, will go a long way toward improving behavioral health services in the state,” Magen said.

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