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.

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.

Academic programs include:

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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Aging Studies Institute hosts Aging Families/Changing Families International Conference

Aging studies scholars from around the world convened at Syracuse University June 3-6 for the Aging Families/Changing Families International Conference hosted by the Aging Studies Institute and the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committees on Aging and Family. More than…

Social work professor Nancy Mudrick named Fulbright Scholar

Professor of Social work, Nancy Mudrick, has been selected for a Fulbright/Alsace Regional Award in France for Spring 2016 and will be hosted by Institut Supérieur Social de Mulhouse and Université de Haut Alsace. Her Fulbright project, Implementation of the…

A Social Work Perspective: What’s Correct in Corrections?

The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer “A Social Work Perspective: What’s Correct in Corrections?” on Thursday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m….

Adapting social work, public health interventions to war-related environments in Ukraine

Strategies to overcome stress and trauma, and transition support programs for the well-being of veterans and military families in Ukraine were two of many areas discussed during Falk College’s March 31 Research Colloquium sponsored by the College Research Center. Yuliya…

Falk College honors faculty for excellence in teaching, research, service

Faculty members from Falk College’s Department of Child and Family Studies and School of Social Work will be honored for excellence in teaching, research and service with 2015 Falk College Faculty of the Year Awards. The honorees, who are nominated…

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Upcoming Events

Jun 8 @ 10:11 pm – 11:11 pm 312 Lyman Hall (ASI Conference Room)
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training this spring/summer.…
Jun 9 @ 10:11 pm – 11:11 pm 312 Lyman Hall (ASI Conference Room)
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training this spring/summer.…
Jul 20 @ 10:11 pm – 11:11 pm 312 Lyman Hall (ASI Conference Room)
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training this spring/summer.…
Jul 21 @ 10:11 pm – 11:11 pm 312 Lyman Hall (ASI Conference Room)
The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training this spring/summer.…
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