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 full-time, part-time, and through Advanced Standing and online classes.

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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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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

We’re one week away! Join us in celebration of #UConnGives2024 on April 17 & 18 for 36 hours of giving. Learn more about our three SSW projects by visiting
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Don`t miss our Social Work in Practice Seminar on April 11 from 4-6 pm ET. Learn from professionals in the field, ask questions about career opportunities and engage with UConn alums. Register with the QR code. For info contact
#socialwork #socialworker #socialworkers #socialworkpractice #socialworkcareers #SocialWorkSeminar #CareerOpportunities #SocialWorkCommunity #UConnalum

The UConn SSW is ranked No. 28 by @usnews, up from No. 36, placing us among the top 9% of graduate social work programs nationally. Read more about our research, academic programming, partnerships and impact at the link in our profile. 🔥👏🎉
#usnewsandworldreport #usnewsrankings #toprankeduniversity #socialwork #socialworkers #socialworker #graduateprograms #research #innovation #impact

SSW’s Center of Excellence for LGTBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity is hosting a webinar on the state of gender-affirming care bans and threats to ban gender-affirming care. Identify strategies to support transgender youth. April 9, from 1-2:30 pm ET. Learn more and register:

#transgenderyouth #LGBTQ #youthmentalhealth

Professor @cristinamwilson was elected to the board of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE). As an at-large board member, Wilson will support GADE’s mission to promote excellence and equity in social work doctoral education. 👏🔥
#doctoraleducation #phdeducation #socialworkeducation #socialwork #socialworker #equityineducation