The strength of an SSA education is integration. To be an effective clinical social worker, you must have a clear vision of the interconnectedness of individuals, communities and agencies. To be an effective social services administrator, policy maker or community organizer, you need to understand how policy and politics translates into meaningful change on the ground. In all of our academic programs—masters, doctoral and professional development—you will receive a broad intellectual foundation in the social sciences combined with practical knowledge and field experience to improve people’s lives through smart, compassionate service.

Academic Programs

The rigor and quality of an SSA education has earned us a spot among the top three graduate schools of social work in the nation.

Career Services

SSA is one of the few graduate schools of social work with its own Office of Career Services, and we encourage you to think of career preparation as an integral part of our rigorous curriculum. We will work with you from day one to match your education, experience, and aspirations with rewarding work in a growing number of fields.