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.

MSW Info Sessions

Come learn about our MSW program options, social work specializations and program enhancements.

Post MSW PEL Info Sessions

Sign up to learn about this non-degree program that prepares you for the ISBE (PEL) School Social Worker Endorsement.

PhD Info Session

A video info session gives an overview of the PhD program and how it can prepare you for a leadership role in social work.

The Latest at Jane Addams

Dean Creasie Finney HairstonState of the College: Diversity, Equity, and Social Inclusion
Over the past year, national events have placed race and ethnicity at the center of public debate. On September 27 and October 5, 2017 Dean Hairston publicly examined the state of diversity at JACSW and how the College will continue striving for equity and inclusion.

Both events were attended by faculty and students alike, and the dean responded to student inquiries and concerns. She announced that she would hold a series of open forums in which students may freely voice questions or concern about the College. She also announced her plan to appoint a new Advisory Council to the Dean that will be charged with reviewing the state of the College and developing recommendations for maintaining equity and inclusion.

hiring for faculty

JACSW is hiring for a tenure-track Assistant Professor and a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor.

Upcoming Events

Jane Addams Spotlights


Henrika McCoy

The findings from Dr. Henrika McCoy’s research into LGBTQ homeless youth have been published for download on a beautiful new website.


Susanny Beltran PhD Student

For her PhD dissertation Susanny Beltran will investigate hospice and end-of-life care utilization among terminally ill Latinos.


Beth Tumiel

Alumnus Elizabeth Tumiel was part of an envoy that visited girls sports programming sites in Pakistan to exchange best practices.

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 concentration.

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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