The School of Social Work attracts students who seek professional careers that are dynamic, challenging and deeply satisfying. The school provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to assist individuals, groups and society. Students learn how to address complex challenges relating to physical, emotional, psychological, economic and social well-being.
In hospitals, prisons, schools, mental health agencies, government and numerous other settings, social work graduates use their skills and knowledge to challenge social inequities in order to establish just and caring communities. They help empower clients to maximize their strengths and opportunities for change, which enhances the well-being of individuals and society.
We also must increase the amount of endowed scholarship funds for recruiting and retaining high-quality, geographically diverse and ethnically diverse master’s and doctoral students. This would help the school attract a student body that is representative of people in our state and nation, as well as meet the needs of diverse populations.
A number of scholarships are available to qualified students based on private philanthropy of donors who have established endowments in support of the School. Go to our scholarship section for more information.