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Innovative & Quality Education

Offer innovative programming that graduates and supports uniquely qualified and compassionate social workers. We continue to work towards a learning and workplace environment that is more diverse and equitable. We want to ensure all students, faculty and staff feel safe, heard and valued.

Our Commitment

Important Application Deadlines

15-Jan
Doctoral Program application deadline
1-Feb
Undergraduate freshman priority consideration application deadline
1-Feb
MSW Advanced Standing Plan of Study application deadline
1-Mar
MSW Traditional Plan of Study application deadline

Ready to Apply

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Still Exploring

Let us help you find the answers. Get started on the path to advancing your degree.

Academic Program Quotes

83
years of social work education & longest running program in Kansas
90%
of students perform above average or excel in all competency areas
44%
of BSW, MSW and PhD students received a scholarship
Field placement

Real World Experience

The field education office works with community agencies throughout Kansas and western Missouri to provide field practicum opportunities for students. Students are placed in these agencies through a collaborative process among the field education office, the student, and the agency.

Field Education
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Added Value Opportunities  

Opportunities at all levels to engage in experiences designed to enhance the student experience: scholars programs, global social work experiences, research activities.

Student Experience

Let's Meet

Want to learn more about the KU School of Social Welfare? Schedule an interactive virtual visit or phone appointment.
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Support for a Successful Journey

All students receive program & field education orientations each year, 1:1 mentoring, academic advising and field practicum support.

Student Support



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