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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.


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enrollment options for MSW students


BSW certificate options

At the University of Illinois School of Social Work, we are preparing students who have a passion for helping others, for meaningful careers with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Learn about how a degree in social work is just the beginning of your endless potential to help shape our world.

Getting Connected

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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.

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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.

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Career Paths

A social work degree doesn’t mean one career path—it means a multi-faceted skill set that leads to diverse opportunities.

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