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School of Social Work Academics

Academic programs in Saint Louis University’s School of Social Work are rooted in bettering communities and the lives of those in them.

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Jami Curley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Social Work Program

In the School of Social Work, world-renowned faculty teach small classes, allowing students to form connections with professors and classmates. Learning goes beyond classroom instruction as students have the opportunity to work in clinical settings, field experiences, and internships for course credit. 

As a student in the School of Social Work, you’ll have the opportunity for a truly interdisciplinary education as you have the chance to choose electives outside of your own area of study. 

The school offers dozens of programs ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees, so you can find the one that’s perfect for you. 

Applied Behavior Analysis

Are you interested in the human brain? Do you want to help people change their lives for the better? Do you like interpreting data?

Explore Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Are you interested in how the criminal justice system works? Do you jump in to help in emergency situations? Do you want to work in government or law enforcement? 

Explore Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs

Urban Planning and Development

Are you fascinated by how cities work? Do you see potential for development at every intersection? Are you interested in real estate?

Explore Urban Planning and Development Programs

Social Work

Do you want to help people? Are you ready to serve your community? Do you see yourself working in education, a non-profit or the criminal justice system? 

Explore Social Work Programs