Welcome to the School of Social Work
Welcome to the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri! The school is part of the College of Human Environmental Sciences. For over ninety years, social work education has been offered to students at Missouri's premier public institution.
From the earliest stages of social work training in 1906 to developing leadership for social and economic justice in the 21st century, social work education at MU has progressed in response to the needs of the state and nation. The school is proud of this grass roots history: an early pioneer of social work education in 1906, a founding member of the original accrediting body for social work education in 1919, an institution advancing research and scholarship throughout the 20th century, and finally, to its role as an innovator in doctoral education, with a nationally distinctive PhD program emphasizing state social policy. The School of Social Work educates leaders who are grounded in the unchanging realities, who are prepared to dynamically respond to the immediacy of change, and who will be proactive in a manner that creatively anticipates and plans for the future. We welcome you to visit us in person and on-line, and learn more about the future awaiting you with the School of Social Work at University of Missouri.