• “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


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  • SSW Professor Hal Lawson's book is published

    The Faculty and Staff of the School of Social Welfare congratulate Dr. Hal Lawson on the release of his new book titled Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools. Dr. Lawson co-authored and edited this book with Professor Dolf van Veen, Director of the Dutch National Center for Education and Youth Care.
  • Associate Dean Fortune joins 2016 Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research

    The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany's Associate Dean Ricky Fortune joins the 2016 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
  • NSF Study Report on Participatory, Sustainable Recovery Released

    Loretta Pyles, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and recent School of Social Welfare graduate, Juliana Svistova, Ph.D., just completed a report that details findings of a 3-year study of participatory, sustainable disaster recovery in rural Haiti. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation’s “Disaster Resilience in Rural Communities Program,” and also made comparisons to disaster recovery in the rural U.S. Gulf Coast.


  • Commencement 2016

    Commencement 2016 in Photos

    More than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the University at Albany’s 172nd Commencement ceremonies, Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15.

  • UAlbany Don't Judge Me video

    Don't Judge Me Campaign Raising Awareness about Mental Illness

    Students in Assistant Professor Keith Chan's social welfare class have produced a video to start a movement aimed at ending the silence and removing the stigma associated with mental illness. 

School Announcements

  • 2015 Research Guide

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    2015 School of Social Welfare Research Guide

  • Dean's Announcements

    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.

    Program Highlights

  • Navigator Program

    MSW Student NYSDOH Certified Navigators help with enrollment in health insurance.Open Enrollment begins November 1 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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  • Contact the School

    School of Social Welfare
    University at Albany
    State University of New York

    Richardson Hall
    135 Western Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
    PHONE (518) 442-5320
    FAX (518) 442-5380

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