UAlbany-SUNY School of Social Welfare at a Glance

  • Top ranked faculty with high impact research and scholarship
  • Rated in the top 12% of social work schools by U.S.News & World Report
  • More than 500 students in undergraduate degree programs, MSW degree programs, and Ph.D. study
  • 24 faculty members, including distinguished researchers, former presidents of national social work organizations, and longtime practitioners
  • Undergraduate major and MSW programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Extensive international program with research in Ireland, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, Peru, and many other countries
  • Located just minutes from the seat of New York State government, enabling researchers and students to take part in impacting social welfare policy
  • Extensive emphasis on community engagement - local, national, and international - to build systems, enhance community capacities, and pioneer best practices in clinical services
  • Recipient of approximately $10 million in external grant funding each year.
  • Field practica with hundreds of organizations in New York's Capital Region
  • More than 40 scholarships awarded each year
  • Innovations in the university-wide Community and Public Service Program, which connects community organizations with UAlbany faculty and student volunteers who can help them advance their mission and build their capacities
  • Founded 1965