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Events at Jane Addams Heading link

Feb 28 2024

Chicago and Community Safety Forum

Wednesday, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
Student Services Building, Meeting Room A
Feb 29 2024

Black History Month Presentation

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
ETMSW Room 4013
Mar 14 2024

Career and Job Fair

Thursday, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
ETMSW Student Lounge, Room 4441
Apr 16 2024

Advocacy Day

Tuesday, 8:30 am–2:00 pm
Illinois State Capitol Building

Graduate Social Work Programs Heading link

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? Heading link

  • Ranking US News consistently ranks Jane Addams in the top 10% of graduate social work programs, nationally.

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

  • Diversity Our faculty and student body reflect the rich racial and ethnic diversity of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Jane Addams Spotlights Heading link

Asst. Prof. Shih-Ying Cheng

Faculty Spotlight

New faculty member Assistant Professor Shih-Ying Cheng focuses on gender-based and intimate partner violence, and recent immigrants. She has worked with survivors of gender-based violence and admires their strength and resourcefulness. “But, I also see how vulnerable they can be. I had a client who was almost killed by her husband, and when I visited her in the hospital, I told myself that I didn’t want to see that happen again,” she says. Dr. Cheng was drawn to Jane Addams by the work being done with and on behalf of marginalized populations. “That is exactly what I want to pursue in my life and my career,” she says. “I want to be useful, and I want my research to be meaningful and have impact in the real world.”  Read more about Dr. Cheng »

PhD student Edward Cheon

Student Spotlight

Doctoral student Hyun-Seok (Edward) Cheon has practice experience that includes clinical therapy and coordinating a university-community partnership at the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development. He also conducted preliminary research regarding the implementation of character-based education in K-12 at a public policy organization in South Korea. His research interest is the improvement of organizational management and institutional collaboration to optimize delivery of services. He is assisting Dr. Kathryn Bocanegra in her ongoing research into the well-being of street intervention workers.  Read more about Edward »

JACSW alumnus Dr. James Williams

Alumnus Spotlight

James H. Williams, MSW ’93, PhD ’03, never had the opportunity to meet social work icon Jane Addams, having been born seven years after her death. But if he had known her, he believed the two would have been fast friends. Learn more about how the lives of Williams and Addams have intersected. Read here.

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