March 16, 2012
The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, already considered one of the best in the nation, rose another 10 points in new rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The oldest school of social work in the Rocky Mountain region, GSSW is ranked No. 26 among the nation's best master of social work (MSW) programs, placing it in the top 11 percent of all nationally accredited programs.
The school has risen an unprecedented 24 points during the magazine's last three ranking periods. GSSW is the top-ranked social work school in the Rocky Mountain west and currently offers the only accredited MSW program in the Denver metropolitan area.
"GSSW's new ranking reflects widespread recognition of our faculty's scholarship and the achievements of our alumni," says Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair James Herbert Williams. "Our colleagues across the country are noticing our accomplishments, and we are just getting started."
U.S. News bases its rankings solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators, and faculty at accredited social work degree programs or schools. Only fully accredited MSW programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked. Those schools with the highest average scores on the survey are included in the list published by the magazine.