- History and Traditions
- Student Involvement
- Life in Madison
- Students with Disabilities
- Focus on Diversity
- How Are We Doing?
- Undergraduate Majors
- Full-Time MSW Program
- Part-Time MSW Program
- Ph.D. Program
- Field Education
- Practice Skills Lab
About the School of Social Work
The UW-Madison School of Social Work seeks to enhance human well-being and promote human rights and social and economic justice for people who are disadvantaged to achieve an equitable, healthy, and productive society. The school aims to:
- Create, advance, strengthen, and integrate interdisciplinary knowledge for students and the profession through research, scholarship, teaching and practice.
- Educate students to become highly skilled, culturally competent and ethical practitioners who will provide effective leadership for the profession of social work within the State of Wisconsin, nationally, and internationally.
- Promote change at levels ranging from the individual to national policy, including empowering communities and populations that are disadvantaged and developing humane service delivery systems.
- Create and disseminate knowledge regarding the prevention and amelioration of social problems.
Two undergraduate programs are offered in the School:
- The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare major offers an overview of pressing, current social problems and prepares students for further academic study or for employment in selected human service arenas.
- The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a professional degree program designed to prepare graduates for entry-level social work practice.
Two graduate degree programs are offered:
- The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a professional degree that prepares graduates for advanced social work practice in social work. The program is offered in a traditional full-time, day time format. The program is also offered on a formal, part-time basis. The Part-Time MSW Program is available for those students in the Madison and Eau Claire areas that are not able to pursue full-time study.
- The Ph.D. Program in Social Welfare is designed to educate and train scholars and educators who will advance social work knowledge and expand understanding of social welfare problems.