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About the School of Social Work

Established in 1954, the School of Social Work has a distinguished record of instruction, research, and public service. Classes were first offered during the Great Depression to meet the state's need for social workers. Today, the school offers undergraduate and graduate-professional degree programs; holds classes at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers University-Camden; and is affiliated with social service agencies locally and worldwide.


The mission of the School of Social Work is to develop and disseminate knowledge through social work research, education, and training that promotes social and economic justice and strengthens individual, family, and community well-being in this diverse and increasingly global environment of New Jersey and beyond.


The school offers classes in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. The Office of the Dean is located at 120 Albany Street, Tower One, Suite 200 near the university's historic Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. Each location is close to major highways and rail systems and within easy commuting distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

School of Social Work at a Glance
  • One of the largest schools in the nation devoted to education and research on social welfare
  • Classes offered online, in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden and at other sites throughout New Jersey
  • Offers a B.A. with a major in social work, M.S.W., J.D./M.S.W., M.Div./M.S.W., Ph.D., and D.S.W.
  • Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Approximately 1,750 students enrolled in degree programs
  • More than 400 continuing education events offered each year
  • More than 200 full-time faculty members and part-time lecturers
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