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We prepare future social work leaders and help empower people and communities. We work for social justice and equity and are tireless in our pursuit of positive change. Our innovative research establishes evidence that transforms social work practice. Guided by our student-focused faculty, you will receive a well-balanced experience that couples creative classroom learning with immersive field internships. You can participate in collaborative research and service-learning projects that impact and improve lives.

The result? You are prepared to be a poised and inspired professional ready to make a difference in the world.


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The Year in Review

Explore the impactful achievements of the past year at the University of Illinois School of Social Work. These stories highlight our unwavering commitment to social justice through innovative education, groundbreaking research, and community initiatives.

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“I wasn’t expecting it to be so hands-on, it really is a family atmosphere. It’s an incredible program with incredible people. No question is too silly to ask. I expected support, but what I’ve received is tenfold.”

Yolanda O’Connor, MSW Student

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