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Columbia University - School of Social Work

Columbia University - School of Social Work

Columbia University - School of Social Work


Welcome to the Columbia School of Social Work. Please explore our School's website in depth to learn more about our longstanding commitment to social justice, human rights, and excellence through diversity. With 120 years of accomplishment behind us and with eyes fixed firmly on the future, the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) seeks to maximize human well-being and ensure that all can reach their full potential. Cutting edge education, rigorous research, and an abiding dedication to social justice form the pillars undergirding all that we do. Our approach is rooted in the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our faculty, staff, and students commit themselves to eradicating injustice, alleviating suffering, combating racism, rectifying systemic inequities, and promoting full and fair access to opportunity in all sectors and strata of society.

Our educational programs are nationally recognized for their breadth, depth, and rigor. Unlike most schools of social work, our Master's degree candidates have the ability to specialize in wide-ranging areas of application, including clinical practice, policy, and leadership management and social entrepreneurship for social justice. Our doctoral program emphasizes advanced study in a broad variety of topic areas, encompassing assessment of health interventions, comparative analysis of social welfare programs, and the use of social media data to prevent violence. Talented students at both the Master's and doctoral levels have the opportunity to participate in active research studies, working side-by-side with experienced investigators, learning how to critically evaluate the evidence and draw valid conclusions on questions of consequence.


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    1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA, 10027, 1255