Where innovation drives change

At the UW School of Social Work, we are in the business of turning powerful new ideas into lasting social change. We have been developing and testing the science needed to transform communities and improve lives for decades. Today, our innovation-to-impact model informs, drives and strengthens everything we do.

Learning that values diversity, teaching recognized for excellence, and research that sparks real change: these are the hallmarks of our School and the mainstays of an advanced social work practice that is critical to solving the pressing social issues of our day.


Ranked No. 3 in the nation

The School of Social Work was ranked No. 3 out of more than 200 social work schools and programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in Best Graduate Schools 2020.

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Our 2020 Impact Report

Our 2020 Impact Report makes the case that a health-care delivery system that integrates social work expertise promotes a community-based approach and improves quality of life for all.