Engage. Empower. Enlighten.

We are a school of activists, leaders and scholars.

We are a school that is preparing the next generation of social work practitioners and researchers, and actively redefining and reimagining social change.

Our campaign to engage, empower and enlighten brings the efforts of our students and faculty into focus to further share the work we do.

Beyond the classroom. Beyond campus. We are going above and beyond to make change happen.  

Join the movement. Join the moment.

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Programs to Engage

The University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work …

  • Established the Center on Race and Social Problems  to help lead America further along the path to social justice by conducting race-related research, mentoring emerging scholars and disseminating race-related research findings and scholarship.
  • Created the first program of Community Organizing in the country for students who want to pursue established and emerging professional opportunities in public, private, profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Developed the second largest Child Welfare Resource Center, which prepares and supports exceptional child welfare professionals and systems through education, research and a commitment to best practice.


Knowledge to Enlighten                   

  • Our professors and alumni rise to the top.
  • Our professors are continually recognized by their peers, most recently with a “Social Worker of the Year” title from the National Association of Social Workers.
  • The School of Social Work has graduated more than 10,500 alumni and offers BASW, MSW and PhD degrees.
  • Students have won many prestigious national and international scholarships; a Fulbright Scholarship, Albert Schweitzer Fellowships, a Boren Fellowship, and a Doris Duke Fellowship, among others.


Tools to Empower

Our Race Research Online Directory provides instant access to more than 10 years of leading-edge research, including …

  • More than 100 videos of lectures from the speaker series, summer institutes, and the Race in America conference
  • Pilot studies and other research projects at the center
  • Hundreds of publications, including the journal Race and Social Problems
  • Educational resources, such as graduate course listings and award-winning student papers
  • A listing of all center activities