Welcome to the Columbia School of Social Work

This is an exciting moment in our history. We are home to the oldest social work program in the nation, founded in 1898; and we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year. While there were social workers before 1898, Columbia is the birthplace of social work education. We are proud of the accomplishments of the past; and even more excited about the potential for the future. Learn more about our School, its principles, and community below.