The profession of social work is committed to fostering a better world through the application of science in ways that are innovative, significant, fair, and effective. Social work research addresses real-world problems with the goal of promoting health and wellness, broadly defined, for all members of society.
As one of the oldest academic social work programs in the U.S. housed in a top public research university, the college has developed a long-standing and deeply ingrained culture of applied research and scholarship that permeates all aspects of our programs, informs our community service and engagement, and contributes to the greater good of the profession, society, and the world.
Our commitment to enhancing health and wellness for all is one of our core values and guides much of our scientific work. Our faculty and students are engaged in important research seeking to solve the world’s most pressing problems including:
- Substance abuse
- Mental illness
- Child abuse
- Hunger and poverty
- Translation of science to practice
We invite you to explore our work or become involved in our learning community. The College and The Ohio State University offer state of the art research supports for its faculty and students.