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Dean’s Welcome

It is an honor to welcome you to The Ohio State University College of Social Work. As the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country, we are proud of our more than 100-year history of providing exceptional social work education. Our commitment to offering a world-changing academic experience is visible in our top 11 national ranking and top 7 for public schools. We are a college on the move!

As a comprehensive land-grant institution, our focus is on serving our communities. We do this by engaging in teaching, scholarship, and service that shapes behavioral health, child and youth services, substance use and misuse, gerontology, advocacy, environmental justice, and so much more. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral opportunities and our graduates leave here ready to make an impact.

I’m inspired by the commitment of our students, faculty, and staff to move the profession of social work forward. We are continually evolving to meet the needs of an ever-changing society full of opportunities and challenges. I encourage you to join our college in this important and valuable work.


Dean David Jenkins