Academic Support

Advising

All enrolled graduate students at SSA receive general academic advising thorugh the office of the Dean of Students. When students enter SSA, as a first year student, they are assigned a faculty advisor with whom they are encouraged to discuss their academic program and career plans. First-year advisor assignments are generally made with the student's Core faculty, and are assigned by the office of the Dean of Students. Post-Core faculty advisors are optional and can be self-initiated in association with the student's chosen concentration or interests. Throughout their attendance at SSA, students are encouraged to engage any faculty member for advice or information regarding their interests or concerns. The Dean of Students web page provides additional information regarding accommodations, financial concerns, special programs, or special needs.

Writing Resources

All authors benefit from talking through their projects with another writer.

Writing Resources is designed to meet the specific curricular and professional needs of social work MA and PhD students. It provides editorial assistance for all writing projects. Learn more.

English-as-a Second-Language (ESL) classes through International Affairs

The University offers a full complement of ESL classes for students with limited knowledge of English. Both language and writing classes are offered each quarter.