Tulane Home
Tulane School of Social Work

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.

Request Info

Program Graduates


Current Enrollment


Total Field Work Hours


Clinical Exam Pass Rate


Masters Exam Pass Rate


Field Agencies Nationwide


Nia Nicks
"I am grateful that I received the opportunity to attend the Tulane University School of Social Work program. The program has enabled me with skills to be a successful social worker that can effectively advocate for marginalized communities and the ability to apply clinical interventions. Hence, the professors, field supervisors, faculty and staff have contributed to my personal and professional growth." Nia Nicks, MSW '17
Tammy Zelten
"The class sizes are small enough where you get to know everyone but large enough to hear diversity of opinion and critical thinking. I experienced a health crisis during graduate school and received top-notch healthcare and incredible support from the professors and my fellow students. Tulane and the City of New Orleans have helped me to become a better version of myself." Tammy Zelten, MSW '17


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Below is a message from Tulane University School of Social Work Dean Patrick Bordnick:

Expert Advice: Mental Health Challenges Remain as Lockdown Lifts

As communities around the world begin lifting public health precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges will likely remain, says Dr. Tonya Hansel, DSW Program Director.

TSSW Faculty Awarded $2.7 Million Federal Research Grant to Promote Resilience in Native American Families

While the general public is now becoming more aware of health disparities, social workers have always endeavored to address and eliminate them. After a rigorous proposal and review process, the National Institutes of Health have awarded a $2.7 million Research Project Grant (R01) to Dr. McKinley as the principal investigator of an effective, sustainable, culturally-relevant, and family-centered intervention for alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse and violence among Native American families.

Doing Work that matters