The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. In our 70 year history, we have more than 8,100 alumni. We are ranked in the top 20% of schools of social work nationally and more than one-third of our 400 students and 25 faculty members belong to underrepresented groups in higher education. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Our areas of distinction include mental health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing. The School of Social Work is involved in a growing number of interdisplinary collaborations within the University, including with the School of Law, UConn Health, and the human rights programs. We also have an extensive collaboration network with public and private human service agencies. Our graduates play major roles in planning, administering, and providing social and mental health services in Connecticut, the region, and beyond.
In May of 2017, the School of Social Work moved to downtown Hartford. This has created a neighborhood campus that includes other UConn academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions and state and city government offices.
Our Faculty are experienced researchers, agency practitioners, and clinicians who are experts in their respective fields. Through research, scholarship, and community service our faculty are training the next generation of MSW and PhD social workers.
If you haven’t done so already, come to an Open House or Information Session. You will meet students, faculty, Admission and Financial Aid representatives and learn more about our flexible program options to chart a course of study that works with your schedule.