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Walla Walla University—Billings

Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology

Our mission is to train competent and ethical professionals who: embody integrity, value all people, serve their communities, and pursue social justice. Our program is designed for commuter students with one day a week classes. This makes it easy to complete your degree while still managing the demands of life.  An MSW can be earned in six quarters.  A four quarter advanced standing program is also available to BSW graduates who have graduated from a CSWE accredited institution.

The focus of the program is advanced clinical practice. Students may take electives in areas such as addictions, aging, child welfare, children and families, mental health, medical social work, and school social work. 

The Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Meet the faculty

Our faculty of full-time professors and supporting contract teachers is large enough to offer experience in a diverse range of areas, but small enough to allow students to get to know each faculty member. We strive to offer a quality program for our majors, including a wide range of class options and small class sizes.

Pam Bing Perry

Program Coordinator

M.S., M.B.A., D.M.F.T., Professor of Social Work and Sociology

(406) 254-2558

Amanda Lewis

M.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., Assistant Professor of Social Work and Sociology

(406) 254-2797

Kayleith Pellandini

Billings Field Education Coordinator

M.S.W., Instructor of Social Work and Sociology

(406) 254-9907

Dan Yazak

D.E.D, M.U.P., Professor of Social Work and Sociology

(406) 254-2594

Sheila Dockter

M.S.W. Program Assistant

(406) 254-2286

Sandi Pena


(406) 254-2745

Jan Soelter


(406) 254-2287

Last update on October 16, 2018