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### UConn School of Social Work Rises in 2024 US News Rankings

The UConn School of Social Work (SSW) holds the 28th position in national rankings, placing it within the top 9% of graduate social work programs in the country.

Exterior views of the School of Social Work (SSW) with students walking out of the building. Sept. 15, 2022.

The national rankings of graduate schools of social work were disclosed on April 9, with the UConn School of Social Work (SSW) securing the 28th spot, an improvement from its previous rank of 36. This achievement solidifies the UConn SSW’s position as a leading choice for students nationwide.

Dean and Professor Laura Curran expressed, “The UConn School of Social Work stands strong among graduate social work programs nationwide, leveraging over 75 years of history to drive impactful research, innovative academic offerings, and enduring community partnerships.”

The rankings, released in 2024 by U.S. News, were based on surveys conducted in fall 2023 and early 2024, encompassing 318 social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Board of Accreditation.

As the first public university in Connecticut to provide bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in social work, the UConn SSW distinguishes itself with a unique research doctorate program, focusing on areas such as child and adolescent well-being, health and behavioral health, LGBTQ youth and families, aging, policy practice and community organizing, and global social work.

In 2023, the UConn SSW broadened its national presence by introducing [ppp2], an interdisciplinary research center. The school actively engages in interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, including partnerships with UConn Health and the Gladstein Family Human Rights Institute, as well as collaborations with various public and private human service agencies.

Earlier this year, the SSW launched a new fully [ppp3] to enhance accessibility for aspiring social workers in the state and region.

With over 8,800 graduates contributing significantly to social and mental health services in Connecticut and beyond, the UConn School of Social Work continues to make a lasting impact on communities.

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