A Foundation of Strengths. A Vision of Justice. A Mission of Change.

 

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Michelle Mohr Carney, Dean and Professor

Driven by our guiding principles and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we strive daily to achieve our vision that all individuals, families and communities utilize their power to achieve justice, equity and well-being.

Michelle Mohr Carney
Dean and Professor


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slash markOUR VISION & PROMISE

With each relationship, we vow to be a true partner by providing a diverse, equitable and safe environment that encourages forward-thinking and creates inclusive experiences that drive social change.


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LET'S PARTNER

As a School within a comprehensive, premier research university, we continually strive to reinvent, innovate, transform and educate through

Quality Education
Quality
Education
Research Advancement
Research
Advancement
Community Engagement
Community
Engagement


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A FOUNDATION OF STRENGTHS

Offer innovative programming that graduates and supports uniquely qualified and compassionate social workers

 

Top 12%
of public institutions social work graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report
83 Years
providing social work education making KU the longest running program in Kansas 
90%
of students perform above or excel in all competency areas

 

 

 

 

NEXT STEPS

Whether you are just starting your search or you know you are ready to apply, we are here for you each step of the way.


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A VISION OF JUSTICE

Drive discoveries that transform lives

 

6.19M
Grant funds in FY20
117
Scholarly research presentations in FY20
79
Published and in-press publication in FY20

 

 

2020 Research Highlight

Research Highlight

This research highlight provides a glimpse into the innovative, community-based research conducted during the last year.

Professor Leading Grants to Improve Health for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Research Spotlight

Dr. Meredith Bagwell-Gray, assistant professor of social welfare at KU, has written a study on sexual health for women who experienced intimate partner violence, and she is leading two grant projects to help survivors.


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slash markMISSION OF CHANGE

Embrace our responsibility to promote social, economic, and environmental justice in Kansas, the nation and the world.

 

4
Locations Offering the MSW Program & Expanding to Rural Communities
59
Children & Parents Served from All 4 Federally Recognized Tribes in Kansas
$4.5M
Given back to Kansas Each Year in Social Service Volunteer Hours

 

Policy Summit Panelists

Community Impact

Increasing transformative experiences through holistic support and DEI centered culture. Increasing research productivity around serious societal needs. Increasing community engagement and partnerships as international leaders in social work.

COLLABORATE WITH US

We strive to be the ultimate advocate who serves the needs of our communities, equitably and honestly by collaborating to transform practice and policy through evaluation, training and technical assistance, and professional development.

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Upcoming Events

Find a listing of upcoming events for the School of Social Welfare on the calendar webpage.


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Social Welfare Events