"I feel lucky that the faculty care so much about the students. This allows us to feel competent, confident and supported when we go out into the field through our placements. I feel prepared and excited to go into the social work profession after college." Xochi Calero '19
Welcome to Social Work at the University of Vermont! 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.
Our BSW and MSW programs 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. For a description of our mission, goals and approach to social work, see our Mission & Philosophy page.
Please contact us to learn more about our programs and discuss your professional goals.
Explore Our Academic Programs and Field Education
Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW)
We welcome students who are interested in understanding and working with people and communities guided by principles of human rights and social justice.
Master's of Social Work (MSW)
We prepare students for advanced social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in the post-modern environment.
Social work field education is the place where classroom learning and real world experience most explicitly come together. It is the heart of social work education.