• “The School of Social Welfare consists of excellent students, passionate faculty, and an outstanding staff. My experience in the baccalaureate program has been exceptional.”

    Christie Allen, Baccalaureate Program Class of 2014

  • “As a student, I have been able to organize a conference, help to develop a curriculum and participate in an independent study on Human Trafficking.”

    Lima James, MSW Class of 2014

  • “The School of Social Welfare is an excellent choice for returning students, whether you have been out of school for a decade or several you will feel welcomed by students and staff.”

    Samantha Fletcher, MSW Class of 2014

  • “The classes that I am taking combined with my field experience have intensified my passion for wanting to work with and help others.”

    Maria Mastroianni, MSW Class of 2015

  • “I am continuously impressed by the School of Social Welfare. I have enjoyed participating in a variety of diverse learning experiences that have helped shape my professional and personal goals.”

    Kate Kowalski, MSW Class of 2015

Special Announcement from the School of Social Welfare






You're Invited! 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Please join us on December 4th for our 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon to honor our Scholarship Awardees and our Donors, and celebrate the School’s 50th Anniversary. 

We will also be paying tribute to Stephanie Wacholder, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Special Projects, who will be leaving the school on December 31st.
At the event a scholarship in her honor will be formally announced.

Click here for details. Reservations are required, so be sure to reserve your space by November 26th by calling 591-8795 or emailing cgifford@albany.edu.

NEWS FROM THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
UAlbany Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Wins International Social Work Award

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) – University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This award is given to an individual, group, or organization that has significantly advanced the public image of professional social work. Last year’s recipient was U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.

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SSW Faculty Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Blanca Ramos has been selected to receive this year’s University Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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SSW partners with DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring)

A new partnership between the UAlbany SSW, the DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Project and GMHI (Global Mental Health Initiatives) brought MSW students Rosanna Garcia and Laila Wahdani to the Dominican Republic this Spring Break.

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Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Receives National Award

Dean and Professor Katharine Briar-Lawson was selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers.

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Navigating Health Care

Congressman Paul Tonko observes a live enrollment in health insurance by UAlbany Navigator, Katie Merrill, 2nd year MSW student as she helps Brandon Bissell-Evans, UAlbany alumni, navigate and enroll on the NYS of Health Marketplace.

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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE NEWS FROM THE UALBANY NEWSCENTER
School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson
UAlbany Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Wins International Social Work Award

University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

UAlbany School of Social Welfare Students with Professor Eunju Lee
National Fellowship Grants Help UAlbany School of Social Welfare Students Confront Childhood Neglect

Two University at Albany doctoral students have taken on the task of combating childhood maltreatment through their dissertation studies. For their efforts, Tana James of Brooklyn and Mi Jin Choi of South Korea have been awarded nationally competitive fellowships to complete their studies.

School Announcements

2015 Research Guide

Download your copy of the 2015 School of Social Welfare Research Guide

Program Highlights

Navigator Program



MSW Student NYSDOH Certified Navigators help with enrollment in health insurance.Open Enrollment begins November 15 for enrollment in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP).

Seed Program

SEED program

See how the Small Enterprise Economic Development Program can help you.

SSW on the AIR

The Social WorkersWeekly Radio Talk Show

...a pioneering weekly radio talk show.

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