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Established in 1918, the School of Social Work is a recognized leader in social work education, research, and administration. Ranked #17 by US News and World Report in their 2019 rankings of graduate schools of social work, it has trained students for careers in a multitude of services including child welfare, mental health, community development, substance abuse, work with the elderly, domestic violence, diagnosis and treatment of families and their children, issues related to incarceration, and faith-based initiatives.

Read about the Pitt Social Work Centennial Scholarship Fund

The school’s three degree programs—Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Doctor of Philosophy—are taught by one of the most diverse faculties at the University and instill in students a commitment to social and economic justice. Whatever program students choose within the School, graduates are assured that they received the finest education available from the nation’s leading scholars, practitioners, and researchers.

The School of Social Work's goal is to raise money that will directly impact the daily lives of its students.

Scholarships, our most important funding priority, will allow the School to attract outstanding students and afford them a wonderful educational opportunity.

In addition, funds raised will be used for:

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  • Professorships and chairs, which will allow the School to attract and retain outstanding educators and researchers as faculty.
  • Fellowships, which will help to attract outstanding students pursuing graduate work.
  • Research funding for faculty.
  • Unrestricted operating funds to provide the School with support as it meets new challenges.

There are a number of excellent methods for contributing. For example, many donors make an outright gift via transferring securities. The process is easy and can be done electronically. Another option is a planned gift, like a charitable gift annuity, that can generate income for you and Pitt during your retirement years with a modest up-front investment. Invest in the future with a planned gift.

Giving online is the easiest way to make a gift to the School of Social Work. You can give online through Pitt's secure giving website and designate your gift to School Work

Read more about the School of Social Work's contribution to the University of Pittsburgh Building Our Future Together Capital Campaign.

If you need any assistance please call Director of Development Tony Gacek at 412-624-8604.