Tulane School of Social Work

Do Work That Matters!



We offer a graduate certificate, two master's degrees, and a doctorate degree, all with the goal of empowering communities, individuals, and families to make positive change.

Offered on-campus or online, this 5-course program provides valuable education in disaster preparedness, emergency management. Earn your certificate through part-time or full-time study, or add it to any Tulane master's degree.


Offered on-campus only, this degree develops leadership and resilience skills to produce effective programs or outcomes for communities. It is the only graduate program in the country focusing on FEMA's resilience framework. 


Offered on-campus or online, the fully accredited MSW program delivers clinical, community, and policy-based practice training that value student choice, research, and leadership. Take this program full-time or part-time, and add a focus area!


Offered on-campus or online, this program meets just one weekend a month, allowing working professionals to develop knowledge and leadership skills that bring them closer to high-level jobs in nonprofits, policy, and academia.




With our dual-degree programs, you can bring a social work focus to your career in a related field.

The first of its kind, this on-campus or online program offers a dynamic and innovative focus on effective systems and programs that instill resilience within individuals and communities, enabling you to address the root causes of vulnerability.


Through the expertise of the oldest School of Public Health and 5th oldest School of Social Work in the nation, this program enables you to discern effective and culturally appropriate methods for engaging with communities to improve their health and well-being.


This program leverages Tulane's top-ranked Schools of Law and Social Work to give you interdisciplinary skills to apply to critical social issues. Graduates work in forensic social work, juvenile justice, corrections, legislative advocacy, and public policy.


Three TSSW students speak at a student orientation.

Why Social Work?

Social workers are the largest group of mental health services providers in the United States. Our alumni #DoWorkThatMatters as counselors, nonprofit administrators, professors, policy advocates, and much more. In fact, there are social workers in almost every sector, from healthcare to the military to Fortune-500 companies. 

Warm Community, Accepting Culture, Strong Character

At Tulane, we live and breathe New Orleans. Just like the city itself, our people are open, inviting, and most importantly we let the good times roll. 

Do Work That Matters!

Our degree programs incorporate equitable approaches to learning, evidence-based practices, and contemporary research topics that provide you with a solid foundation to improve the lives of individuals and families in your community and beyond.




Watch a Guided Tour of Tulane School of Social Work

We believe New Orleans is the perfect place to learn and practice social work, and there's no better spot than our beautiful downtown campus. Located in the heart of New Orleans, just minutes from the historic French Quarter, our beautiful campus has a view of the iconic Canal Streetcar Line, the Joy and Saenger theaters, our state-of-the-art medical center, and all the unique flare New Orleans has to offer. 



Take the Next Step!

For more details about graduate programs through Tulane School of Social Work, complete our information request form. If you're ready to take the next step, apply today!