• “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.


National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services Receives Grant from the New York Community Trust

To support its National Homelessness Social Work Initiative, SSW’s National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services has received a $100,000 grant from the New York Community Trust. The goal of the program is to bring together social work programs from around the nation to foster better relationships between schools and service providers and to increase the focus on the increasing prevalence of homelessness.


The School of Social Welfare honors Scholarship Awardees and Donors at this year’s 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

On December 4, 2014 the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany honored scholarship awardees and the generous donors that made scholarships possible at our annual awards luncheon and celebration.  Scholarship awardees Yvette Boafo, and Maria Mastroianni, both second year MSW students, expressed gratitude to the donors and school for providing them with scholarships.  They also expressed the desire to “pay forward” the assistance they have received once they are in a positon to do so. Click here for event photos.


UAlbany School of Social Welfare Students Help Communities Navigate Healthcare Options

Through the ‘Navigator’ program, SSW graduate students serve as frontline support to help community members navigate the health exchange enrollment process. Navigators at UAlbany provide free and unbiased information, with the objective of matching each person with an ideal plan that meets their physician, prescription, or other medical needs.  


UAlbany massive open online courses - MOOCs
UAlbany Experts in Information Literacy and Nonprofit Management and Leadership Win SUNY Innovative Instruction Awards

Distinguished Librarian Trudi Jacobson and Yvonne Harrison of Public Administration & Policy are 2014 SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant winners for new massive open online courses (MOOCs). Jacobson’s project promotes student metaliteracy; Harrison’s increases management and leadership training for the nonprofit sector.

New online ed course at UAlbany
UAlbany Unveils New Online Healthcare Courses Aimed at Building New York’s Workforce

UAlbany is creating new online courses in healthcare for students and professionals through New York State “Open SUNY” grants designed to aid the state’s economy in key industries and provide new training opportunities for the state's workforce.

School Announcements

Open Faculty Position

Assistant Professor
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany (SSW) seeks to fill a position at the assistant professor level. The position is a full-time academic year appointment, scheduled to begin September 2015.

View the position detail, download the PDF here

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

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

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