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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Recent News

Falk Students Give Back to Communities Near, Far

Falk College students consistently exemplify the highest ideal of sustained, quality engagement with citizens not only in the local community but afar as well when they see opportunities to make a difference. Over the past semester, here are a few…

Erica Doe, MSW ’12, receives Fulbright Award

Erica Doe is a 2012 graduate of the School of Social Work and received a Fulbright Award that has taken her to Johannesburg, South Africa in January. Her award falls under the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. She is based…

Social Workers United Extends Donation Drive for Hurricane Sandy

Drop-Off Location: 3rd Floor, Sims Hall With the recent storms in the New York City and New Jersey areas, students in the School of Social Work, led by members of its student organization, Social Workers United, have been collecting items…

SWK students participate in 14th annual James L. Stone Legislative Symposium

The historical, ethical, political, and economic considerations regarding residential care for persons with special needs were explored during the Syracuse University School of Social Work’s 14th Annual James L. Stone Legislative Policy Symposium on Friday, October 26. The event, which…

Mudrick Co-Authors Rehabilitation Interventions

School of Social Work Professor Nancy Mudrick has co-authored the book, Rehabilitation Interventions with Margaret A. Turk, Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University. The publication is one of eight volumes in the SAGE Reference Series on Disability, edited by Gary L….

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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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