Welcome from Director

Thank you for your interest in the University of South Florida, School of Social Work. We invite you to learn more about our fully accredited undergraduate and graduate social work programs.

• Our faculty members are leading social work scholars and high quality social work practitioners.
• Faculty are engaged in research at the local, state, national and international levels that informs evidence-based practices for the individuals, families and communities we serve. Many of our students work with faculty on research and have co-authored peer-reviewed publications, contributing to the knowledge base of social work practice.
• Our master level graduate students who take the Clinical Association of Social Work Boards for social work licensure consistently have a higher first time pass rate than the national average.
• We have almost 300 students in our BSW, full-time and part-time MSW, and PhD programs. Our students excel both in the classroom and within the community.
• Our field education provides a high caliber learning experience for our students.
• We have field instruction partnerships with over 350 agencies, and are continuing to develop new partnerships to provide our students the maximum opportunity to practice social work competencies needed for today's challenging issues.
• More than 4,000 proud USF alumni have graduated from our programs. Our alumni are engaged in a wide range of social work practices at the local, national, and international levels, including being at the highest level of leadership in agencies actively promoting social justice.

We invite you to browse our webpages and learn more about the students, faculty members, and programs of our school. We encourage you to contact us for any additional information.

Riaan van Zyl, Ph.D.