• “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

School alum Hilary Closs talking to students ACEs, Trauma, and Response Symposium Draws Over 400 to University at Albany's Downtown Campus

On March 4th, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma, and Response: A Capital District Symposium welcomed national and state experts from a variety of scientific, psychological, social service and educational fields who study the emerging connections between trauma and social, psychological, and physical health across the lifespan as well as explore the rapidly expanding science of brain development and the impact of trauma on the developing brain.


School alum Hilary Closs talking to studentsSSW Alumna Hillary Closs, LMSW, presented her research findings on Facebook and Foster Care Youth in Transition

As new technology develops, social workers are learning more about how to use new tools like social media in clinical practice. SSW alum Hillary Closs LMSW ’11, ’12 assessed how Facebook is being used with foster care youth in transition as a part of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) federal initiative. Closs is the NYTD Project Coordinator at the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany, where she is responsible for administering a statewide survey to youth that are preparing to age out of foster care into independent living.


National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
UAlbany, University Partners Receive $21.2 Million to Lead National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

The University at Albany's School of Social Welfare and five university partners have received a $21.2 million award from the Children’s Bureau to lead the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute.

UAlbany School of Social Welfare student and 'navigator' Madeline Knopfler
UAlbany Social Welfare Students Help the Underserved Navigate Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process

University at Albany graduate student Madeline Knopfler is well versed in the challenges confronting individuals who are in need of health insurance, or are seeking to provide health care coverage for their families.



Kathryn Zox and SSW student live on the radio

The Social Workers
Weekly Radio Talk Show

Kathryn Zox, MSW '87 hosts The Social Workers, a pioneering weekly radio talk show.

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