The SSW Experience
The School of Social Work is interwoven into the fabric of the University of Illinois campus and has a long-standing history with countless organizations, agencies, alumni, and individuals in the Champaign-Urbana community and beyond.
faculty to student ratio
enrollment options for MSW students
BSW certificate options
Our faculty are highly-trained, engaged, and immensely supportive. Connection = the opportunity to grow and explore your interests.
Our School: Small classes, big impact
Students and alumni often tell us that our small class sizes, hands-on faculty, and the feeling of personal connection all help pave the way to an invaluable learning experience.
Why Social Work
Why Social Work?
Our society faces serious, interrelated, and large-scale challenges–violence, substance abuse, environmental degradation, injustice, isolation, and inequality. We need social workers’ unique blend of scientific knowledge and caring practice more than ever.
Beyond the Classroom
Get real life, hands-on experience that will benefit you in the classroom, in the field and in your career.
Read our Stories
No one explains it better than our students and alumni. Read stories and testimonials that speak to personal experiences at the School of Social Work.
A social work degree doesn’t mean one career path—it means a multi-faceted skill set that leads to diverse opportunities.