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 graduate

MSW Info Sessions

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

PhD graduate

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.

The Latest at Jane Addams

Affirmations Fall 2017The Spring 2018 issue of our Affirmations magazine is available for download – read about new developments in our curriculum and more!

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.


Susanny Beltran PhD Student

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


David Simpson, PhD '11

JACSW alumnus David Simpson, PhD ‘11 recently co-led a course in Rwanda that studied genocide, trauma and memorialization.

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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