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UW School of Social Work is a recognized leader in solving the most demanding social issues of our day through rigorous research, academic innovation and public service.

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  • 2015 factsRedefining whats possible.

    The School of Social Work is a recognized leader in solving the most demanding social issues of our day through rigorous research, academic innovation and public service. For more information on the School of Social Work, visit socialwork.uw.edu.

    DegreesThe UW School of Social Work offers three

    degree programs:

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW)

    Master of Social Work (MSW)

    Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare (PhD)

    For MSW candidates, three options are available:

    Day Program

    Advanced Standing Program

    Extended Degree Program

    For MSW candidates, concurrent degree

    programs in public health (MSW/MPH) and

    public affairs (MSW/MPA) are also available.

    AdmissionsTel: 206-543-5676

    Email: [email protected]

    ContactSchool oF Social WoRk

    UnivErSity oF WASHington

    4101 15th Avenue nE

    Box 354900

    Seattle, WA 98195-4900

    Tel: 206-543-5640


    In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Washington School of Social Work third among the nearly 220 advanced social work degree programs in the nation.

    aT a GlaNcE

    53% research grants 37% State funds, tuition, program income 7% Donor gifts 3% other

    FuNdiNG SouRcES$58.1 Million

    ScholaRShipS, FElloWShipS aNdaSSiSTaNTShipS$3.69 Million

    STudENT divERSiTyWoMEn 82%, MEn 18%

    55% White 11% Asian-American 11% international, multiracial, other 10% latino-American 10% African-American 3% native American

    $ 1.58 million Child-welfare training program stipends $ 1.0 million School-sponsored graduate assistantships $ 536,000 research grant-supported assistantships $ 300,000 Donor-supported scholarships $ 271,000 School program and other income


    15% BASW 78% MSW7% PhD

    EddiE uEhaRa, dEaNthis year, we are celebrating our 80th

    anniversary. Founded in 1934 during

    the height of the great Depression, the

    School of Social Work filled a critical need

    for social workers and administrators

    to deliver on the promise of new Deal

    programs. u Since that time, we have

    become a laboratory for change where we

    think deeply and differently about our social reality. in the process, we

    formulate practical and proven tools to help transform communities,

    strengthen partnerships and improve lives. u As we look toward the

    future, we are building on this powerful platform for social innovation.

    Because, at the end of the day, action is thoughts greatest gift.

    80yearsest. 1934

    2014 Fiscal Year

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    EiGhTy yEaRS oF iMpacTSince its founding in 1934, the School of

    Social Work has earned a national reputation

    for classroom innovation, advanced research

    and public engagement. u During the great

    Depression, we educated a generation of social

    work leaders to serve in relief and recovery

    programs that grew out of the new Deal.

    u in World War ii, we focused on medical

    social work, helping returning soldiers to heal

    and re-enter society. u We kept pace with

    rapid social change in the 1960s by creating

    student and community outreach programs.

    u in the 1970s, the Schools academic

    direction shifted dramatically to focus on

    evidence-based research, triggering two

    decades of social work scholarship and

    breakthrough findings to help vulnerable

    individuals, families and communities to

    flourish. u the School concentrated on

    diversifying its faculty, student body and

    curriculum in the 1990s, while growing its

    research capacity with centers for aging,

    indigenous health, child well-being, disease

    prevention and youth development. u in

    the past decade, the School reached out to

    build collaborative relationships, launching

    an award-winning public-private partnership

    for child welfare and a statewide alliance to

    strengthen the professional expertise of social

    workers. u today, the School remains an

    inspiring place where science, collaboration

    and community come together to transform

    lives and improve futures.

    ENGaGEd STudENTSour social work students are smart, dedicated and passionate about social

    change. More than 25 percent enter the School with a deep commitment

    to service demonstrated through earlier work with viStA, Peace Corps

    and other service groups. nearly half of our enrollment comprises students

    of color, making the School the most diverse professional school at the

    University of Washingtonand creating a real-world learning environment

    that supports the future success of practicing social workers.

    advaNcEd RESEaRchour research and innovation centers focus on virtually every area of social

    welfare. the School ranks among the highest in the nation in terms of

    social work research funding and faculty publications. in fiscal year 2014,

    the School received more than $30 million in research grants from federal

    and state agencies, nonprofit organizations and foundations.

    the Schools 13 centers for advanced research and innovation include the

    Healthy generations Hartford Center of Excellence, the indigenous Wellness

    research institute (a national institutes of Health Center of Excellence) and

    the Social Development research group, which created Communities That

    Care, a scientifically tested program that strengthens healthy behaviors in

    young people through coordinated community action.

    diSTiNGuiShEd FaculTy our award-winning faculty creates an exciting, enriched and empowered

    space for learning, research and service. the University of Washington has

    recognized faculty members with, among others, the Excellence in teaching,

    outstanding Public Service, and Contributions to lifelong learning awards

    as well as the Brotman Award for instructional Excellence and the S. Sterling

    Munro Public Service teaching Award.

    national and international recognition includes the Academic Excellence

    Award from the American Public Human Services Association, research

    innovation Award from the national institutes of Health, richard lodge Prize,

    and James E. Flynn Prize for research as well as a host of Fulbright scholars

    and American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare fellows.