Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Educating for change.

Social work is a profession rich with meaning, action and the power to make a difference. Social workers pull communities together, help individuals and families find solutions, advance changes in social policy, promote social justice, and foster human and global well-being. Through dynamic classroom instruction, hands-on experience in internships and mentorship from our world-renowned faculty, we prepare you to excel and lead in social work practice and research. Come to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and develop the skills you need to make the impact you envision. Educating for change. That’s what we're all about.

Degree Programs

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Bachelor of Social Work

Study liberal arts and social work coursework and complete 480 internship hours as you prepare for a variety of professional positions in the human services and build the foundation for a graduate degree in social work.

School of Social Work class wtih Mary Velasquez.

Master of Science in Social Work

Train for careers such as counseling, provision of mental health services, community organizing, policy development and administration in this top-ranked program featuring flexible options and two field practicums.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Prepare for a successful academic career through rigorous training in research methods and social work theories with a thematic focus based on your specific interests.

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Field Education

Students apply their knowledge in service to others, learn alongside experienced social workers and receive the support of a dedicated faculty member.

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Researchers at our school tackle critical social problems, translate knowledge into real solutions and implement programs that make a difference in our communities.