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The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago offers a unique and transformative educational experience. 

Attending the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's about joining a community of passionate individuals dedicated to positively impacting the world. If you're seeking a transformative educational experience that prepares you for a career in social work and social policy, this school offers an exceptional opportunity to achieve your goals.

Discover the Crown Distinctions

The Crown Family School offers rigorous training that responds to changing societal problems and equips students with the critical skills, competencies, and values needed to make a greater impact and have greater career choices

The Crown Family School faculty are visionary thought leaders and leading experts at the forefront of ground-breaking research domestically and globally. Our faculty confronts complex issues such as poverty, educational inequality, health disparities, violence, homelessness, child and family welfare, and more.

Graduates of the Crown Family School are prepared to pursue careers and assume leadership roles in diverse areas across various social sectors. They work across levels – individual, family, community, management, and policy -- both domestically and globally, including child and family welfare, mental health, housing, violence prevention, criminal justice, global health, immigration rights, and more. 

The Crown Family School's interdisciplinary approach allows you to engage with a range of social science disciplines, fostering a well-rounded education that prepares you to address complex social issues. 

At the Crown Family School, diversity and inclusion are not just a commitment but a cornerstone of our academic community that fosters a supportive and inclusive learning environment that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

At the Crown Family School, connections are invaluable. You will join a vast and influential student and scholarly community and alumni network that can provide valuable connections, mentorship opportunities, and guidance as you pursue your career.

Engage in cutting-edge research and contribute to the advancement of social work and social welfare policy and practice through research projects, seminars, and partnerships with local organizations.

The school actively engages with local communities, providing students with hands-on experience to make a meaningful impact through service, advocacy, and community-based research.

Explore global issues and perspectives through international programs and collaborations, allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills on a global scale.

At the Crown Family School, social justice is a core commitment. We equip students with the tools to address systemic inequalities and promote social change.

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