Cathedral in the Spring

Students in Pitt's School of Social Work learn the knowledge, skills and values to engage in culturally competent practice with diverse populations and communities. They learn to critically analyze personal, familial and environmental factors affecting practice settings and techniques, and to advocate for those who confront barriers to achieving their fullest potentials.

The school's students and faculty members also engage in scholarship that contributes to professional knowledge about complex social problems and innovative approaches to ameliorating those problems. The Board of Visitors provides advice on the school's planning efforts.

In addition, school students, alumni and personnel serve local, national and international communities by collaborating with social agencies, community-based organizations, government and foundations. 

Dean's Message

Welcome to the Pitt School of Social Work! I am thrilled to be joining the school as it begins its second century of excellence in education, research and practice. Read the dean's welcome message »


The school's mission is to advance and apply knowledge for the fulfillment of human potential through the prevention and amelioration of social problems, and the promotion of well-being. 

History of the School

The school was formed in 1918 as a division of the Pitt School of Economics' Department of Sociology. Read more about the history of the school »

Faculty & Staff Positions

Find out about current job openings at the School of Social Work.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Resources for the faculty and staff of the Pitt School of Social Work.