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Academic Programs

Our remarkably diverse students arrive with energy, empathy, intelligence, and a keen desire to serve. We give them the firm theoretical foundation, the clinical and policy perspective, and the hands-on experience to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Graduate Programs
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Master's Program
Social Work, Social Policy, and Social Administration (SW)

For future social workers who want to focus on change at multiple levels: individual, family, community, and agency. 

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Master's Program
Social Sector Leadership and Nonprofit Management (SSL)

For individuals with experience working in the social sector seeking to advance into positions of leadership, such as program managers, directors, and executives.

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Master's Program
Dual Social Work and Social Sector Leadership

For those with at least two years of work experience in the social sector who want to advance their knowledge in social work while refining their management and leadership skills.

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Doctoral Program
PhD and PhD/AM

For those looking to conduct groundbreaking research alongside mentors and renowned social scientists and become leaders and scholars of social justice.

An Enriched Educational Experience

We provide a hands-on experience through field education and nurture a global perspective with internationally focused courses and experiential learning opportunities.

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Being at Crown Family School has expanded my perspective about the best ways to reduce poverty. Through my coursework and field placements, I've seen how many social problems go hand in hand.

Ann Stock
Ann Stock
AM '12
Additional Programs
Non-Profit Professionals
Certificate in Non-Profit Management

For professionals working in Chicago's South Side interested in developing skills to operate an effective organization, build a productive board, develop sound financial tools and budgets, improve fundraising, explore marketing strategies, and evaluate programming.

Prospective Public School Practitioners
Post-Masters School Social Work Endorsement Certificate

For those interested in woking within the public school system. Upon completion, you will be eligible to apply for the Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Social Worker Endorsement.

Current Practitioners
Professional Development Program

For those looking to integrate new learning into their daily practice, we offer a range of workshops, review courses, and advanced clinical practice programs grounded in theory, research, and practice.

UChicago College Students
Undergraduate Minor in Inequality, Social Problems, and Change

For students looking to deepen their understanding of the nature of inequality as it takes shape in societal institutions and to formulate pathways for reducing inequality and improving quality of life.