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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Message from the Dean

Dear Prospective Student,

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) at the University of Denver welcomes you!

We want to invest in your passion and potential to make a difference in the world. GSSW is distinguished by its inclusive culture, individualized options for learning and impact on individuals, systems and policy.

Inclusivity. Whether you are considering our Master of Social Work program or our Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, our faculty, staff and alumni will provide countless opportunities for your development. You will be inspired, supported and mentored by them. We are committed to helping each member of our community find a place to root and grow through respect and celebration of difference.

Individualized learning. Our pedagogy is experiential; you learn by doing. You will apply social work theories and research through case studies, community projects and internships. Depending on your interests, you can choose among a range of courses and internships that embed you in the Rocky Mountain Region or take you around the world.

Impact. At GSSW, you will join a community of change-makers who have an unwavering commitment to social justice. In partnership with communities near and far, our education and research address the most entrenched social issues. We develop innovations, conduct engaged research and evaluation, work toward equity, inform policy and serve humanity through direct action.

By choosing social work and attending GSSW, you will join a unique and deep professional network. You will be bolstered throughout your career by our renowned faculty, committed staff and leading alumni.

We look forward to learning about your passions and are glad to answer any questions you have. Come join us at GSSW in making a difference in the world.

All the best,

Amanda Moore McBride, MSW, PhD

Morris Endowed Dean and Professor