- About the School of Social Work
About Us: SLU's School of Social Work
Built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice
Director: Donald Linhorst, PhD
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit
By the numbers:
The School offers two undergraduate degrees, three master's, six dual-degree master's, one PhD, and two certificates.
-Bachelor of Science in Social Work
-Master of Social Work (MSW)
Dual-degree Master's (MSW + ...)
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 (CSWE).
The School of Social Work became part of SLU's College for Public Health and Social Justice in 2013.
The School is one of nine graduate schools within Saint Louis University. Founded in 1818, by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the nation.
Mission and Goals
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.
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.
Saint Louis University School of Social Work
3550 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103