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.

The Latest at Jane Addams

Dean Creasie Finney HairstonPlease download the full text of Dean Hairston’s address “State of the College: Diversity, Equity, Social Inclusion, Race and Ethnicity”

Affirmations Fall 2017The Fall 2017 issue of our Affirmations magazine is available for download – read about school social work, justice matters and more!

Upcoming Events

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

MSW Info Sessions for Fall 2018 Enrollment
Many dates and times to choose from
Learn More »

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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