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School of Social Work

Saint Louis University's School of Social Work provides students an academic experience rooted in research, real-world experience and a focus on humanity. 

Built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice, the school is a leader in integrating practice and education with faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the profession. Interactive teaching methods integrate community‐based practice with classroom activities and discussions. 

Top-Notch Academics

Founded in 1930, the school has since expanded its academic offerings to include programs in applied behavior analysis, urban planning and development, and criminology and criminal justice, while still maintaining its highly ranked social work programs. 

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Gain Experience

Take on a caseload. Join a ride-along with a local law enforcement agency. Conduct research in a lab and analyze results. Develop a plan of action to improve your city. And do it before you even graduate from SLU. 

Faculty members have networks across the St. Louis region that connect students to opportunities where they can learn and grow in their studies. Research labs on campus help students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations. 

Field experiences in many programs in the School of Social Work also give students the chance to connect to their communities, living out an integral part of the Jesuit mission as they serve others. 

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