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If you dream of making a difference in people’s lives, communities and the world, the IU School of Social Work is the place to start.

Social Work Changes Lives #

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Overall Growth in Social Work

Education that’s robust and relevant #

Led by engaged faculty with rich experience in the field, our bachelor’s degree courses prepare you for general social work practice. You’ll learn the foundations of social work and how to practice ethically, professionally and with respect to diversity. Students combine classroom studies with real-world learning experiences that match their interests.

Personalized support to navigate your journey #

Our goal is to help students succeed—in college and after graduation. Small class sizes make building relationships easier, and you’ll find faculty committed to providing academic support and mentorship.

Experience that leads to success #

With strong community partnerships in east central Indiana, we’ll help you design a social work practicum, required for your degree, that develops professional skills and helps you grow.

Our program offers students the freedom and support to discover a sense of self— and to be successful in their pursuits in social work and in life.

Edward Fitzgerald, PhD, JD ,
Program Director and Associate Professor

Fast track to your future #

For IU BSW students who meet certain academic requirements, we offer a fast track program that bypasses traditional application to our Master of Social Work program. Qualifying students can complete the MSW degree in just one year, instead of two, enabling them to boost their marketability for social work positions that require the MSW degree.

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