School of Social Work
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 Social Work PhD 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.
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, and providing research and engagement with a local-to-global impact. The research productivity of our faculty was ranked 20th out of 76 U.S. social work doctoral programs in a recent study.
Explore our research:
- Families and Children
- Health, Disability, and Aging
- Mental Health
- Methods and Methodology
- Social Policy
- Youth Development
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School of Social Work open positions
For general questions about our department, contact:
Undergraduate studies and Youth Development Leadership MEd
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.
- Winter and spring breaks
- Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.