Jane Addams College of Social Work

Advancing the mission of social work on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, racial and ethnic minorities, and other at-risk urban populations.

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MSW Info Sessions

Come learn about our MSW program, our four specializations, program options, field placements and more. There are many dates and times to accommodate your schedule.

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PhD Info Session

This 8-minute online info session presents a concise overview of the PhD program and how it can prepare you for a career in education, research, administration or social policy.

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Post-MSW PEL Info Sessions

Learn about our Post-MSW PEL program, which prepares you to obtain a Professional Educator License (PEL) with a School Social Worker Endorsement. There are many dates and times to accommodate your schedule.

The Latest at Jane Addams

“hiringJane Addams is hiring for tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment starts in August 2019.

Upcoming Events

Jane Addams Spotlights


Dr. Charles Hounmenou

Dr. Charles Hounmenou is a recognized authority on human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and works to raise awareness of the problem.


Helene Brou MSW '18

Helene Brou’s MSW field placement changed her career trajectory, and now as a PhD student she will continue working with people with HIV.


Emily Keesling MSW '17

JACSW alumnus Emily Keesling, MSW ‘17 makes macro practice part of her life as a social worker in a long-term care facility.

Academic Programs


The Master of Social Work degree program prepares students with the competencies and practice behaviors necessary for advanced social work practice in an area of specialization.

Joint Degree

The MSW/MPH program allows students interested in the field of public health social work to integrate the competencies and perspectives of the two disciplines in a deliberate and coordinated way.

Post MSW
PEL Program

This non-degree program prepares those with an MSW to become school social workers and eligible to apply for the IBES Professional Educator License (PEL), School Social Worker Endorsement.


This program develops scholars of social justice, providing the knowledge and skills needed to advance social work theory and research, and to develop and direct social welfare programs and services.

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Your gift can strengthen the profession of social work through scholarships for students, by supporting crucial research, or supporting our community service programs.

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