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Making a difference through social work.

Welcome to Social Work at the University of Vermont! We offer BSW and MSW programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and our research and initiatives strive to help meet the most pressing human service needs of the State of Vermont.

"I just love the socially conscious atmosphere at UVM. People really care about each other and about this world, and they’re willing to fight for the changes they want to see. That’s exactly the kind of environment that inspires me."  Shaya Ginsberg '18

We share your passion for social justice and human rights. Our faculty are dedicated instructors, researchers and active community members who make an impact in interdisciplinary and international settings. We prepare students to become reflective, conscientious, lifelong learners and professionals whose practice embody the skills and values of social work. Our students benefit from our strong community network of professional social work agencies. Vermont, known for its scenic and progressive atmosphere, provides opportunities for individualized learning as well as community engagement. We hope that you will enjoy learning about our programs described on the website. Please feel free to contact us to learn more and discuss your professional goals.

Admission Information:
We will continue to review applications for the MSW Program for Fall 2017, until the incoming class is full.


Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW)

We welcome students who are interested in understanding and working with people and communities based on people's strengths and guided by principles of human rights and social justice. Learn more >>

Master's of Social Work (MSW)

The MSW program at the University of Vermont prepares students for advanced social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in the post-modern environment. Learn more >>

Field Education

Social work field education has been described in many different ways - the place where classroom learning and real world experience most explicitly come together, the signature pedagogy of social work education, and the heart of social work education. Learn more >>