The Tulane University School of Social Work has only one specialized area of practice: Integrative Clinical and Community Practice.
We believe the dichotomy between clinical and community practice is false. While many social workers may start off clinical, they quickly become managers and supervisors who require more of a macro focus. Moreover, the problems that individuals, families, organizations, and communities face nationally and globally are both clinical and macro. Therefore, we believe it is essential to train our students to be conversant in both areas of practice. This course of study is designed to offer the best clinical and community training that addresses the unique needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Team projects, problem-based learning, creative simulation, team teaching, and field work are just some of the enriching experiences students enjoy while fulfilling their degree requirements.
- We offer the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Doctor of Social Work (DSW) degrees on-campus and online as well as a Master of Science in Disaster Reslience Leadership.
- We have three joint degree programs with other Tulane University colleges: Master of Social Work and Juris Doctor, Master of Social Work and the Masters of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership, and the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy.
- We have an interdisciplinary PhD in conjunction with the Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, and Urban Studies program known as Cities, Culture, and Communities (CCC).
- We have two certificate programs. Certificates can only be earned in connection with an MSW and include Disaster and Collective Trauma and Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family.
- In addition to degree granting programs, we sponsor a number of community programs and research centers. In FY 2018, external research funding totaled $3,554,640.
- We sponsor a number of proactive programs that provide training and opportunities that impact the region, the State of Louisiana, and the broader global community. These activities include continuing education courses and a large number of community-based faculty projects.
- We have 25 full-time faculty, 73 adjunct faculty, and approximately 21 program and administrative staff.
- Our annual enrollment is approximately 265 total MSW students, 74 DSW students, and eight PhD students across program options.
- We offer academic classes in a beautiful, newly renovated facility located in downtown New Orleans on the corners of Elks Place and Canal Street.
- Our MSW Program is currently ranked 32 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.