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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

Doing Work that matters

Alumni Spotlight Kathryn Calogrides Coumanis

Alumna helps shape Alabama after founding state’s first women’s shelter in 1979

Wherever there has been a need in her community, alumna Kathryn Calogrides Coumanis (MSW ’70) has stepped in to help fill it.

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Faculty & Staff Spotlight Catherine Burnette

Research addresses violence against indigenous women

For the past seven years, Tulane School of Social Work Assistant Professor Dr.

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