The Master of Social Work (MSW) will be accredited by the council on social work Education. This MSW offers one concentration which is advanced generalist practice with a rural social work focus. Advanced generalist skills are applied to practice within the rural context and with people having a rural lifestyle. Students are prepared to acknowledge and utilize the less formal social exchange between people and systems that exist in rural communities. Students learn how to identify and develop resources, and how to use natural helping networks. Additionally, students learn the importance of examining issues of diversity; social work values and ethics; how to identify, prevent and interrupt social and economic injustice; and the importance of community empowerment. As an accredited program graduates will be able to practice in a variety of agencies and organizations and will able to be licensed at the masters' level in the state of Arkansas.