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.
Social Work is Social Justice
How do you want to make an impact on the world? We support, encourage and collaborate with all of our partners to create change and free the world of injustices.Vision of Justice Board
A Foundation of Strengths
Offer innovative programming that graduates and supports uniquely qualified and compassionate social workers
Providing exceptional social work education for 83 years making KU the longest running program and the only comprehensive, premier research School of Social Welfare in the stateBSW, MSW, PhD
Our MSW graduates exceed licensure pass rates by 10% each year and 97% of our undergraduates and 85% of our master's graduates secured employment immediately or decide to continue their education after graduationResources for Current Students
Why KU School of Social Welfare
Real World Opportunities Provide Impactful Experiences
213 agencies to choose from and individualized practicum support, our BSW and MSW students gain a real world experience in a safe environment.Field Education
A Vision of Justice
Drive discoveries that TRANSFORM LIVES
Research Clusters were designed to foster an integrated and inclusive environment for scholarship and research. Research Clusters work towards advancing the science and knowledge base of social work through collaboration, curriculum, scholarship and research.Research Office
Rooted in Strengths
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.Engagement & Collaboration
Research SpotlightDr. 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.
A Mission of Change
Embrace our responsibility to promote social, economic, and environmental justice in Kansas, the nation and the world.
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.Community Engagement