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


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