Why Social Work?

Social Work attracts men and women who want to make a difference in the lives of others and learn the skills to positively impact communities.

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"My field education gave me the opportunity to apply my academic skills and philosophy in a real world environment while still enjoying the careful guidance of my professors, classmates and field supervisor. I learned to integrate my knowledge and values of community-centered work with the unique perspective of local social work professionals in practice." Timothy van der Veken, MSW '09
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"My experience at Tulane has given me a valuable learning experience both inside and outside of the classroom. The combination of class and field experience has had a profound impact on my success as a professional social worker. Thanks to my classes and field placements at Tulane, I had the knowledge and experience to make a difference in my community." Susan Looney, MSW '13


DRLA students gain first-hand experience about global humanitarian response

For 14 scholars at the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, this past July was a chance to learn about the humanitarian response to disast

TSSW student earns $10,000 research grant

Roughly one million people in the United States are on disability for mental health reasons, and Tulane Master of Social Work part-time stude

Patrick Bordnick becomes school’s ninth dean

Dr. Patrick Bordnick is a researcher at heart, so when he applied to become the ninth dean at TSSW, he did his due diligence.

Doing Work that matters

Alumni Spotlight Hurricane Matthew

Alumnus weathers storm, helps Haitian neighbors rebuild from Hurricane Matthew

As millions of dollars of aid and disaster workers pour into Haiti to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Matthew, TSSW graduate Jonathan L

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Faculty & Staff Spotlight Laura Haas and Reggie Ferreira

UNICEF grant focuses on wellbeing of Rwanda’s orphans

As Rwanda continues to close its 34 orphanages opened after the 1994 genocide, professors at the Tulane School of Social Work’s Disaster Resi

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