Welcome to The School of Social Work

A new research report has been released by UW-Madison faculty Drs. Maurice N. Gattis and Sara L. McKinnon for open community use. “School Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students in Wisconsin” addresses knowledge gaps about the unique needs of trans* students, culminating from research that systematically documents the experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming students in Wisconsin.


The report addresses six themes: learning environment, physical facilities, health and wellness, safety, institutional and social support, and acceptance and respect.


The study is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and was supported by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health through the Wisconsin Partnership Program, and in collaboration with GSAFE. Download a free copy of the report

In this new series, we interview School of Social Work alumni to learn about the unique and inspiring paths graduates have taken through the world of social work.


Melissa Mennig was inspired from a young age to empower people living in oppressive situations. A 2008 graduate of the master's program, she is the lead case manager for The Road Home Dane County, where she works with families in the Housing & Hope program.


Read Melissa's story -->>

The Part-Time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program helps students reach their educational and career goals while balancing school, work and family. Students attend Saturday classes in Eau Claire or Madison with this time-extended program.

Mark your calendar for upcoming events in the School of Social Work's Career & Professional Development Series. Current students and alumni are welcome to all events.


Social Work Job Fair

Friday, March 13, 2015 

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


Career Readiness Workshops with Professor Anna Haley Lock

12:10-1:10 pm in SSW Room 300

Resume Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
• Cover Letter Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
• Job Interviewing Skills – Thursday, Feb. 26 , 2015
• Compensation Negotiation – Tuesday, March 3, 2015
• Job Fair Prep Session - Friday, March 13, 2015 (11:30 am to 1:00 pm, SSW Rm. 106)

By Meghan Chua

Professor Stephanie Robert accepts her award from Kurt Laha, UWPA Vice-President

School of Social Work professors Stephanie Robert and Marsha Mailick have been honored with a 2014 Postdoc Mentoring Award for their exceptional mentorship to postdoctoral researchers on campus.


Time spent as a postdoctoral researcher at a university is an important career step for scientists, researchers and scholars, giving those who support postdocs an important role in the university community. The award from the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association (UWPA) recognizes these faculty members as excellent leaders and advocates for postdocs as they pursue success in their careers.


School of Social Work Director Jan Steven Greenberg said Robert’s and Mailick’s mentorship of young scholars has greatly benefited the campus....




  1. Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture: Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and Policy Lessons, with Dr. Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University


  1. Examining the Effects of Home Energy Assistance for Low-Income Families, with Dr. Shomon Shamsuddin National Poverty Fellow Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
  2. Mindfulness Meditation, with Devin Coogan

March 6

  1. Title IV-E Spring Child Welfare Dialogue: "Research on the Transition to Adulthood for Foster Youth: Implications for Policy and Practice," with Mark Courtney, University of Chicago

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

Field Education

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