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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Alumni Worldwide

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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Ph.D. candidate @emiloveable`s dissertation research examines food insecurity and food benefits for low-income families through a human rights lens. Read more about her work at the link in our profile.
#phd #phdstudent #phdstudentlife #dissertation #dissertationlife #foodinsecurity #foodbenefits #foodstamps #snap #humanrights

“When used appropriately, medication for opioid use disorder in pregnancy is associated with a ton of really positive effects on the mom and the baby,” said Associate Professor @dr.lloydsieger in a @cnn article. Read the story at the link in our profile.
#opioiduse #opioidusedisordertreatment #substancemisuse #maternalhealth #pregnancy #childwelfare #socialwork #socialworkresearch

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply for our new fully online, part-time Online MSW program by July 15 to start in Fall 2024. Learn more about how this flexible, affordable option can help you meet your career goals at the link in our profile.
#onlinedegree #onlinemsw #parttimedegree #parttimedegreestudent #socialwork #socialworkers #socialworkdegree #masterofsocialwork #msw #mswstudent #socialworkcareer

ICYMI: Graduate education at #UConn soars in new national rankings from @usnews. The UConn SSW ranks as a national leader, rising to the top 9% of graduate social work programs! Congrats to @uconnneag, @uconnbusiness and @uconnlaw, which also earned high marks!👏👏👏👏🔥 ...

Save the date and join us virtually for the 2024 LGBTQ Research Symposium, co-hosted by the UConn SSW and the @univerityofkansas School of Social Welfare on June 6 & 7. Read about invited speakers and register at the link in our profile or copy this link:
#lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtqresearch #queerresearch #socialwork #socialworkresearch #socialjustice #inclusion #diversityequityinclusion

Associate Dean for Research Jennifer Manuel published the paper, "Factors associated with receipt of medication for opioid use disorder among pregnant individuals entering treatment programs in the U.S.," in the International Journal of Drug Policy.
#ResearchPublication #OpioidTreatment #DrugPolicy #PregnancyHealth #AddictionTreatment #SubstanceUseDisorder #socialwork #socialworkresearch