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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Social work senior Deynaba Farah featured in the Daily Orange

Photo by Frankie Prijatel, senior staff photographer. Courtesy of the Daily Orange. Deynaba Farah: Senior uses Muslim faith to influence positive change in Syracuse community By Jackie Frere, staff writer. Courtesy of the Daily Orange. When Deynaba Farah was 15 years old,…

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Falk College celebrates the 60th anniversary of the School of Social Work

The Falk College School of Social Work commemorated its 60th anniversary at a celebration event Friday, April 21 at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. Guests were welcomed with remarks from Keith Alford, director of the School of Social Work, as…

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Social work students visit agencies in New York City during Mirken immersion trip

Students outside the Tenement Museum during the 2017 Mirken immersion trip. Each spring, faculty, students and staff from the School of Social Work embark on a three-day journey to the New York City area for the Alan B. Mirken New…

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32 Students inducted into Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society

Adriana Sotolongo ’18, president of Phi Alpha, Zeta Gamma Chapter, presents a medal to inductee Danielle Cajigas. On Friday, April 21, the Syracuse University Falk College School of Social Work held its 2017 Phi Alpha Honor Society, Zeta Gamma Chapter, Induction…

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Social work alumna realizes passion for mentorship at the Syracuse City Schools

Social Work alumna Melissa Mendez ’16, G’17 was recently highlighted by the Syracuse City School District, where she is currently employed as a social worker at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central. Mendez worked as a hairstylist before realizing…

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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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