Academic Programs

Ph.D. Program

Since its inception in 1950, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program has produced many influential leaders in social work and social welfare….

Continuing Education

CSSW’s continuing education programs and workshops are designed for social workers and others who work in caring professions….

News & Announcements


At a time when Columbia University is confronting its historic relationship with slavery, and as we are also nearing the end of Black History Month, it seems fitting to acknowledge the passing of one of Harlem's leading civil rights activists,

February 24, 2017 / 0 Comment

In an online event held on February 15, alumnus Jarret Schecter (MSW'14) and Columbia School of Social Work Professor Lynn Michalopoulos talked about the growing trend for social workers to serve overseas as well their own choice to work in

February 23, 2017 / 0 Comment
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We are now in the last full week of February, and at Columbia University—and New York City at large—there remain many opportunities to commemorate this year's Black History Month. Here are five suggestions: 1) Read about the new Columbia and

February 21, 2017 / 0 Comment

Students at a graduate school of social work spend more time engaged in the world outside the classroom than their counterparts in other professional schools such as law, business, public health, or international affairs. At Columbia University, graduate-level social work

February 7, 2017 / 0 Comment