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Making a difference through social work.

"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.

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. For a description of our mission, goals and approach to social work, see our Mission & Philosophy page.

We hope you enjoy learning about our programs described on the website. Please feel free to contact us to learn more and discuss your professional goals.

Summer Courses

NEW for Summer: SWSS 198 The Walking Dead: Social Work Exploration

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 about the BSW >>

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 about the MSW >>

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 about Field Education >>