You want to make waves.
You care about helping others and want to advocate on behalf of marginalized and oppressed populations.
You want to move mountains.
These mountains were created by political and social systems and have led to inequity, poverty, and the denial of basic human rights.
You want to change lives.
You are eager to learn which evidence-based tools can help to promote social change.
You have arrived.
Welcome to the Columbia School of Social Work.
A Social Work Education for the 21st Century
An MSW with a Difference
Look at the NumbersColumbia School of Social Work offers a wider array of program options, more support, more field placement opportunities, and a more extensive alumni network than any other school of social work in the country.
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Study with Top ResearchersAt CSSW you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study with professors whose scientific research is setting the pace for generating new knowledge about social work issues and problems.
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Join a World-Class UniversityAs a student at Columbia University, you will have access to one of the world’s premier universities, to its faculty and resources, and to its power to convene the world’s top minds.
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Engage with AlumniOpportunities abound to connect with our School’s 18,000+ alumni all over the globe, many of whom serve as advisors and field supervisors—and are also a source of career guidance counseling, sharing their experiences along with job contacts and leads.
Engage with Leading ThinkersFrom the moment you request information from our School, you will be invited to interface with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and practitioners, policy makers and thought influencers in the field of social work, via the School’s livestreamed events—an experience that will become your norm once you enroll.