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The School of Social Work is dedicated to achieving excellence in professional
education, research that informs social work practice and social policy,
engagement. We emphasize three themes: research-based practice, a
commitment to diversity, and a focus on the reciprocal interactions
and their ecological systems. Our BSW program prepares students for
generalist practice and leadership in diverse settings. We prepare MSW
students for advanced practice in mental health, school social work,
child welfare, and health. Our
doctoral students assume leadership roles in social work research and
The faculty are highly rated teachers and publish their research
regularly in major social work journals. Our Children and Family
Research Center is a
special partnership between the state child welfare agency and the