Welcome to the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri! 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 at ssw.missouri.edu, and learn more about the future awaiting you with the School of Social Work at University of Missouri
The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. Within the context of a land grant institution, the mission of the School of Social Work reflects the University of Missouri’s tightly interlocked missions of teaching, research, outreach, and economic development.
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