Founded in 1930, the Saint Louis University School of Social Work is built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice. Ranked in the top 20% of social work programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the school is a leader in integrating social work practice and education with faculty members who have made substantial contributions to the profession.
In addition to social work, the school offers outstanding undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificates in the areas of applied behavior analysis, gerontology, and criminology and criminal justice.
- Noelle E. Fearn, Ph.D.
- Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Vithya Murugan
Director, Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program
- Kristi Richter
Director, Master of Social Work Program
- Natalie Parks, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Director, Applied Behavioral Analysis Programs
- Joseph Schafer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Program
- Michael G. Vaughn, Ph.D.
Director, Ph.D./Doctoral Program
About Our Approach
Built upon an unwavering commitment to social justice, the school is a leader in integrating social work 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. Small class sizes facilitate an atmosphere of intellectual dialogue that fosters relationships between students and faculty.