Graduate Social Work Programs

Jane Addams graduates

MSW Program

Get the advanced knowledge and skills you need to work with marginalized individuals, families and communities

MSW/MPH Joint Degree Program

Learn strategies of prevention and intervention to achieve health equity for disadvantaged populations

PhD Program

Supporting the development of scholars of social and economic justice who will lead treatment theory and research

Post MSW Professional Educators License (PEL) Program

Online coursework and a one-year internship prepares practitioners with an MSW to become School Social Workers

Why Choose Jane Addams?

  • Ranking Jane Addams is consistently ranked in the top 10-12% of graduate social work programs.

  • Faculty Our faculty include researchers and scholars who are leaders in their field and internationally recognized.

  • Diversity More than one-third of our students are from underrepresented minority groups.


Jane Addams Spotlights

Assoc. Prof. Christopher Mitchell


Associate Professor Christopher Mitchell has been awarded a UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Mitchell says that being an educator is rewarding on many levels, but he enjoys interacting with students the most. “Social work students continually impress me with their idealism and commitment to helping others, particularly people most in need,” he says. “I am proud to be part of the Jane Addams College of Social Work and the University.”

MSW student Treshana Lewis


MSW student Treshana Lewis has been honored with a prestigious Minority Fellowship from the Council on Social Work Education. The fellowship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to working with underrepresented and underserved racial/ethnic minority persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. “Participating in the fellowship’s specialized mental/behavioral health trainings while obtaining an MSW from Jane Addams will prepare me to be a competent clinician,” she says, “so that I can address the behavioral health concerns of individuals that resemble myself or reside in communities that mirror my own.”

JACSW alumnus Elizabet Bonilla Escobar


Elizabet Bonilla Escobar, MSW ’18, is a Child Protection Specialist with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She says, “Working in child welfare is taxing and exhausting, but incredibly rewarding. It requires a lot of discipline, heart and strength. I can honestly say that attending Jane Addams was key in helping me get there.” While she was an MSW student, Elizabet participated in the college’s Child Welfare Traineeship Program. “The Traineeship gave me a valuable head start and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity, and I recommend that anyone who’s considering a career in child welfare, apply for the Traineeship.”


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