College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Enhance Your Future With Our Undergraduate Programs
One of the Oldest PhD Programs in the Nation
Highest-ranked Master of Social Work Program in the State


Train to become a skilled social worker, devoted to impact and the pursuit of justice.

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Undergraduate Programs

Explore our major and minor degree programs, all with a strong commitment to praxis.

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Recent News

From the Desk of Kelley Leaf

"From The Desk Of" is an opportunity for any person who works at the SSW to share the cool things that are crossing their desks these days.

May is AAPI Heritage Month

The School of Social Work honors and celebrates all members of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Prepare to Build a Better World

At the School of Social Work, we practice what we teach: leadership, scholarship, social justice, and community engagement.

Our PhD in social work, and Master of Social Work programs promote the knowledge, skills and values of the social work profession. 

Our Youth Development Leadership M.Ed. program supports an expanded understanding of young people, in the United States and internationally. 

Our undergraduate programs — youth studies, family violence prevention, and social justice — support and promote ways of valuing, living, and working in the world that further social change and the common good.

$1.2M in scholarships and fellowships awarded to students across various programs

Leaders in Research

The School of Social Work is an integral part of a world-class research university. Our academic programs are unique in Minnesota, preparing a diverse student body to be research-savvy professionals and scholars.

Dr. Joan Blakey becomes the first Black woman director of UMN's School of Social Work. Dr. Blakey is an alumna of both our undergraduate and MSW programs. The above video is courtesy of KARE11 news.

Small class sizes. Renowned faculty. A commitment to social equity & justice. Make your mark as an advanced scholar & practitioner at the School of Social Work. The future starts now.

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Peters Hall Hours

School Year
Monday–Friday: 7:00 A.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Saturday: 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Sunday: Closed

Winter and Spring Breaks
Monday–Friday: 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Monday–Friday: 6:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed