University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Organization Description

The UConn School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education.  A top 25 public university in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. In our School’s 70-year history, we have more than 8400 alumni. We have a rich tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. 

We are the first public university in Connecticut to offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in social work.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the UConn School of Social Work among the top 15 percent for 2019. Two hundred sixty-two MSW programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education were surveyed and UConn ranked number 36 (tie). 

The School of Social Work has extensive collaborations with public and private human service agencies. Our graduates play major roles in planning, administering, and providing social and mental health services in Connecticut, the region, and beyond.

Our BSW degree prepares graduates for entry level employment in a wide range of community and social service agencies. 

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for our Advanced Standing program, allowing you to earn the MSW degree in just 18 months.
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom and choose from a broad range of community internships in the Greater Hartford area.
  • Educates students about diversity and the impact of social justice on individuals, groups, families and communities.
  • The BSW degree is exclusively available at the UConn Hartford campus

Our MSW degree is unique. Students have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in Community Organizing, Individuals, Groups & Families or Policy Practice. 

We have a variety of study options:

  • Advanced Standing
  • Focused Areas of Study
  • Employed Social Work Internships
  • Dual degrees
  • Non-Degree program for those that want to enroll before applying to the MSW Program.
  • Urban Service Track

Our research doctorate is the only public social work PhD program in the region. 

UConn doctoral students:

  • Develop applied research skills to address pressing social problems and promote social justice and human rights
  • Join a community of supportive mentors, distinguished faculty, and peers
  • Find opportunities to serve as Research Assistants and teach under the guidance of our nationally known faculty
  • Join successful Ph.D. alumni in obtaining faculty, research, and leadership positions across the country

Social Workers Change Lives

Realize your dreams, expand your knowledge and develop your social work skills while earning your degree at the UConn School of Social Work