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The social work field includes a multitude of career choices, and we offer degree options and research opportunities at every level.  Whether you start as an undergraduate or return to advance your education, our flexible curriculum and integrated support systems, prepare you for success.


ranked in top 10% of all MSW programs


public university ranked by US News


job placement rate for graduates

Gain experience in the field

Illinois offers block placement at the end of your degree program, so you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to your real-world internship. Check out our Field Education experience.


student intern standing in front of Carle hospital in Urbana IL
Samyra Leonard headshot

In undergrad, I thought graduate school was all about research. The professors didn’t make it that way – they’re focused on meeting the needs of students. They always make a point to greet you in the hallways. Most are very accommodating with assignments and projects – it’s different than I thought it would be.

Samyra Leonard, MSW 2020
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