School of Social Work

Study at Syracuse University to become a social worker

Social workers have a strong internal push to dedicate their lives to serving others. They are determined to be catalysts for positive and lasting change. There are more than 650,000 professionally trained social workers in the United States today. Because they experience society’s most pressing issues up close, social workers are well-informed and ideally suited to shape policy and oversee its implementation on the local, state and national levels.

60 Year Anniversary
Thousands of professional social workers have earned their social work degrees at Syracuse University and find themselves in rewarding social work careers today. Our programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) are rigorous, requiring field placement in addition to social work courses. Our Office of Field Instruction has long-standing relationships with more than one hundred human service agencies, offering opportunities for students to train in human service and government organizations, school systems, correctional facilities, mental health clinics and hospitals. In many instances, students are hired upon graduation in the same agencies where they’ve held field placement positions. Job opportunities for social workers are expected to increase much faster than average for other occupations, with anticipated growth areas encompassing mental health, substance use disorders, services specific to veterans and their families, child welfare, health care and gerontology.

Falk College’s academic portfolio in Social Work includes:

Opportunities for research with faculty abound, with topics including childhood bullying and school violence, combat-related PTSD, family caregiving, aging issues, and disability issues among many others. Want to become a social worker? Graduates of Falk College’s School of Social Work have unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Grant Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Falk College
>For New Students and Their Families On Friday, August 25th, at 10:00am in Grant Auditorium, all students and families new to Falk College please join Falk College’s Dean Diane Lyden Murphy for a welcome message…
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Grant Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Falk College
>For New Students On Friday, August 25th, at 10:00am in Grant Auditorium, all new students please join Falk College’s Dean Diane Lyden Murphy for an important welcome meeting. After an overview meeting with Dean Murphy…
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Catholic Charities, Conference Room A
LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, presents : Death and Dying. This presentation is designed to help professionals identify how they can improve the experience of dying and bereaved people. It will explore issues…
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Conference Room A, Catholic Charities
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State (NYS), will offer “Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy,” Mindfulness-based CBT is considered a second generation CBT…
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Room 335, White Hall, Falk Complex
Syracuse University faculty, staff and current students will welcome potential graduate students interested in Falk College graduate studies in human development and family science, public health, marriage and family therapy, nutrition science, food studies, social…