The rigor and quality of a Crown Family School education have earned us a spot among the top graduate schools of social work in the world.
The central commitment to helping those in need and working to bring about effective social change—locally, nationally, and globally—remains constant. To people who have this kind of commitment, graduate training in social work offers two things: First is the opportunity to explore, in the disciplined and intellectually rich environment of the University, the dimensions of social need and response. Second is the opportunity to acquire, through class and fieldwork experiences, the skills for effective action.
Our “Founding Mothers” were among the first to use social research and community data to inform the care and counseling of the most vulnerable members of our society, and this integrated academic approach —using research to inform practice and policy—continues to distinguish us today.
Edith Abbott Hall, the Mies van der Rohe-designed building that is home to our school was dedicated in honor of the School’s founding dean.
In almost every area our faculty and alumni touch—from preventing violence and substance abuse to enhancing access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity — the Crown Family School is making a tangible and influential difference. Your gift may support:
- Student scholarships
- Faculty research
- Student field work and education