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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Upcoming Events

  MSW Info Sessions for Fall 2018 EnrollmentMany dates and times to choose from – Learn More »

Jane Addams Spotlights



Research by Associate Professor Chang-ming Hsieh has been listed among the “Top Impact African American Articles.”


MSW student

Jessica Dabski is getting her MSW at Jane Addams, expanding upon her background in Psychology to better understand and serve clients.


JACSW alumnus

Alumnus Lindsey LaPointe is working at Adult Redeploy Illinois to divert non-violent offenders from state prisons by providing community-based services.

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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