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Research at the College of Social Work


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.