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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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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


Dr. Tonya Hansel, faculty member and DSW program director, Published in Journal of Family Strengths with CCC Students

Dr. Catherine McKinley (formerly Burnette), Associate Professor, recently co-authored a study with three current Tulane University City, Community, and Culture Ph.D. students.

Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun Published in Our Voices, Our Stories Anthology

Dr. Sun has contributed "Motherhood as Immortality" to anthology.

Student Spotlight on Dorsey Amos

Dorsey Amos is pursuing a Master of Social Work in our online learning environment and is set to graduate in December 2019.

Doing Work that matters