By the Numbers
Ranked Among Graduate Social Work Programs Nationwide
Research and Sponsored Programs Expenditures FY23$41M Total Research and Sponsored Programs Portfolio
Student Scholarship Funding
Field Education Internship Sites
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Margaret Lloyd Sieger has been awarded a National Institute on Drug Abuse K01 research grant of $881,147. Her four-year study will examine the effect of family care plans, or safety and wellness plans for infants affected by prenatal substance use and for their mothers’ treatment and recovery. “Connecticut is a model in implementing […][Read More]
Assistant Professor Sukhmani Singh has been awarded a Bureau of Justice Category 2 Award to examine best practices and challenges associated with developing and implementing restorative justice diversion (RJD) programs from RJD trainers, a national cohort of providers, and their juvenile legal system counterparts. “Restorative Justice Diversion programming — deep engagement in practices that offer […][Read More]
Professor Cristina Mogro-Wilson has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education CDFA 84.325C grant of $10 million ($191,653 subaward) to improve outcomes for infants and young children with disabilities by increasing the number of early childhood personnel and faculty from racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and enhancing equity content within early childhood preparation programs. […][Read More]
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.
News & Events
- Social Work Research Explores the Effects of ‘Enduring Relationships’ for Older Youth in Foster Care September 27, 2023On any given day, 93,000 young people aged 14 and older are in foster care in the USZiba Kashef
- UConn Social Work Researcher Investigates a Mindfulness Mental Health Intervention for LGBTQIA+ Youth September 19, 2023'There are significant mental and sexual health disparities among LGBTQIA+ youth that require urgent attention'Ziba Kashef
- UConn Holds Steady at No. 26 Rank Among Public Universities September 18, 2023In the overall rankings that comprise all public and private institutions nationwide, UConn jumped nine spots from last yearStephanie Reitz
- Q&A: Meet the School of Social Work Ph.D. Student Madri Hall-Faul August 29, 2023Hall-Faul's research focuses on how social welfare policy affects the social and economic rights of families living in poverty.Ziba Kashef
- Supporting the Mental Health Crisis Workforce to Address the Needs of the LGBTQ+ August 23, 2023The UConn School of Social Work’s Innovations Institute has launched a new training program for crisis counselors and first respondersTom Breen