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 unwavering commitment to social justice informs, drives and strengthens everything we do.

Education that embraces 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. 2 in the nation

The School of Social Work was ranked No. 2 out of more than 200 social work schools and advanced social work programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in Best Graduate Schools 2023.

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Major gift from Ballmer Group

A set of Ballmer Group gifts totaling $38 million to UW-led programs, including the School of Social Work, will create a transformational model for behavioral health education and community-based services in Washington state.

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