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Become a Social Worker
UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work is the place for people who are committed to advocating for vulnerable populations living in urban communities.
At Jane Addams you will build on your passion for justice, gaining the skills and knowledge to serve individuals, families, and communities who experience marginalization or poverty.
You will become an Agent of Social and Racial Justice, with the power to help transform our society and advance social, racial, and economic justice.
The Jane Addams Difference
US News ranks Jane Addams in the Top 10% of graduate social work programs in the nation.
Our faculty include researchers and scholars who are internationally recognized as leaders in their field.
Our faculty and student body reflect the rich racial and ethnic diversity of the Chicago metropolitan area.
The pursuit of social justice informs everything we do, from the curriculum, to research, to community engagement.
Why Get an MSW Degree?
If you have an accredited bachelor’s degree, getting a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree will provide new career options and advancement while you make a positive difference in the world.
The masters-level education emphasizes advanced clinical practice, research, and policy, rooted in an understanding of structural and systemic inequities.
You can select a specialization that prepares you for work with children & families, within the criminal justice system, in mental health, in schools, or in organizations and community practice.