The USF School of Social Work enrolled its first class in 1976. The School has a strong tradition of providing an engaging social work education program to prepare students to serve as practitioners, administrators and scholars around the globe. The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School has a strong commitment to promoting social, economic and environmental justice through all of its educational programs. In collaboration with the College of Public Health, the School of Social Work also offers a dual degree program (MSW/MPH) at the graduate level.
Our Faculty are actively engaged in teaching, research, service, and social work practice and bring their passion and knowledge of social work to the classroom. Faculty who are teaching on-line have acquired additional skills to provide innovative, engaging on-line courses. Our Faculty are highly accomplished scholars. Several of our Faculty have been selected to serve as Principal Investigators on grants that impact individuals, families and communities from the local to the international level. Our Faculty members collaborate with our students and community partners to provide innovative research opportunities to inform Evidenced-Based Practices to enhance the well-being of those we serve. Our School is also proud of the strong Staff who help support the mission of our School with everything from advising to day-to-day operational support of our students and faculty.
We have nearly 4,000 alums of the School, many of whom are serving as leaders at social service agencies throughout the country. Through our strong connections with Alumni and diverse social work practice settings, the School maintains an excellent Field education for students.
We invite you to browse our webpages and learn more about the students, alumni, faculty, staff, community partners and programs of our School that seek to Engage, Empower and Educate those we serve.