About the School
The Saint Louis University School of Social Work was established in 1930 and has been continually accredited since 1933. It is currently accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Our school is built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice. A leader in integrating social work practice and education, the school boasts faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the profession. Our interactive teaching methods are aimed at integrating community-based practice with classroom activities and discussions. Small class sizes facilitate an atmosphere of intellectual dialogue that fosters relationships between students and faculty.
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University has a tradition of academic excellence and pursues excellence in teaching, research and community service. Its School of Social Work offers students and faculty an opportunity to follow the Jesuit tradition of being "women and men for others."
The School of Social Work will form a new college with the School of Public Health on July 1, 2013. Combining the fields of public health and social work in the new College for Public Health & Social Justice provides a wider breadth of education and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration.
Mission and Goals
Saint Louis University School of Social Work prepares students for professional practice with a commitment to social justice and the empowerment of vulnerable and oppressed populations. The School strives for a dynamic community of learning with excellence in teaching, research, and service.
1. To use knowledge, values, and skills in professional practice.
2. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the professions.
3. To use skills, talents, and time in pursuit of social justice.