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The School has a strong tradition of providing social work education to the Tampa Bay area, the state and the nation. The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School also offers the Ph.D. in Social Work for practicing professionals and those wishing to contribute to the research mission of the field of social work. We have nearly 4000 alums of the School, many who are practicing as leaders of state, regional, and local social service agencies and non-profit organizations. The School has a strong commitment to promoting social and economic justice through all of its educational programs.

In collaboration with the College of Public Health, the School of Social Work offers a dual degree program at the graduate level; the MSW/MPH. Plans are underway to develop a specialization or certificate in gerontology, and new certificate programs that will prepare graduates to work with vulnerable populations, such as veterans and military families.

The Faculty of the School are excellent classroom instructors; many have acquired additional skills to offer foundation courses and electives as on-line offerings. Many of our Faculty are highly accomplished scholars. You can read about the research interests and priorities of the faculty under the Faculty and staff button.

The School enjoys the very strong support of the social work practice community in the Tampa Bay region. Members of our Professional Advisory Council help us to continually improve the quality of the curriculum and also provide support to the School in many other forms, including financial support for our programs.

We invite you to browse our webpages and learn more about the students, faculty, and programs of our School.