Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, UConn is the first public university in Connecticut to offer a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in social work. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work PhD program in the region. Our areas of distinction include mental health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing.
The School of Social Work is involved in a growing number of interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, including with the School of Law, UConn Health, and the Human Rights Institute. We also have extensive collaborations with public and private human service agencies. Our graduates play major roles in planning, administering, and providing social and mental health services in Connecticut, the region, and beyond.