By the Numbers

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Top 9%

Ranked Among Graduate Social Work Programs Nationwide


Research and Sponsored Programs Expenditures FY23$43M Research and Sponsored Programs Portfolio


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Academic Programs

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Our Bachelor of Social Work degree program prepares students to advance human rights and social justice, and to serve individuals, families, and communities in need.

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Our Master of Social Work program allows busy students to pursue their passion for social justice on campus full time or part time, online part time or through Advanced Standing.

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Our doctoral students are welcomed into a supportive community where they are mentored, and prepared to teach and conduct research to address critical social problems.

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Continuing Education

Our CE program offers social workers and human service professionals the coursework and credits they need to serve clients, agencies, and communities.

Research News

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Rupal Parekh

NIA-Funded Study Explores Re-Engagement of Black Older Adults After COVID-19

With the support of a $7 million National Institutes on Aging (NIA) Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center grant, Assistant Professor Rupal Parekh is leading a pilot study about the impact of social isolation and loneliness on the health and well-being of Black and African American older adults in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

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Study Examines Relationship Between Maternal Employment and Child Maltreatment

Associate Professor Meg Feely co-authored a paper published in Social Service Review that examines the relationship between maternal employment and the risk for child maltreatment. The paper was selected as the editor’s choice article and the only article in the volume available to the public via open access. The editor’s choice are articles that best […]

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Associate Professor Meg Paceley

NIMH/NIH Loan Repayment Grant Supports Study on LGBTQ+ Youth and Eating Disorders

Associate Professor Meg Paceley led a study examining the relationship between the family and community environments of LGBTQ+ youth and disordered eating behaviors. The research was published in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health/National Institutes of Health (NIMH/NIH) Loan Repayment Program ($58,000). To […]

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Innovations Institute

Innovations Institute, at UConn’s School of Social Work (SSW), works in partnership with government agencies, health care providers, youth and their families, and community-based organizations nationwide to improve outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. A University institute of the SSW, Innovations extends the School’s commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and the improvement of human well-being nationwide.

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute
for Political Social Work

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work works to increase the political participation and power of social workers and the communities they serve. The Institute leads the national "Voting is Social Work" Campaign, and trains social workers and students to lead in politics through its Campaign School for Social Workers.

News & Events

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Don`t miss the next virtual info session about our top-ranked Master of Social Work program. It`s Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30 pm ET. Learn how our flexible, affordable program can help you reach your career goals. Register now at the link in our profile.

Tune into a virtual information session to learn about our top-ranked Master of Social Work program on Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 pm ET. Learn about the curriculum, practicum internships, and flexible options for completing the degree. Register now at the link in our profile.

We are excited to welcome Rachel Schwartz to the UConn School of Social Work! She is the new Director of the MSW Program and an Associate Professor in Residence. She has focused her social work career on research, management and administration within higher education, with a particular emphasis on online education, as well as gender issues and interpersonal violence.

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, aka BIPOC Mental Health Month. Culture, ethnicity and race all play a role in the way that each person experiences the world. These factors, among others, have profound effects on mental health, especially for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
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Today is the final day to apply for our Online MSW program! With the same high quality of our top-ranked on-campus MSW program, the part-time and fully Online MSW program is affordable and flexible to meet the needs of busy students. Learn more and submit your application before midnight. See the link in our profile (
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