• “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

This year's Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference is in New Orleans Thursday, January 12-Sunday, January 15. Click here for the full schedule.


  • Two School of Social Welfare alumni to be honored by National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

    Bonita Sanchez (MSW ’73) and Catherine Ricchetti (MSW ’93) will be recognized for their contribution to, and excellence in, the profession. They are to be honored at the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)-NYS Social Work Awards. Ms. Ricchetti is receiving the Social Worker of the Year award, while Ms. Sanchez is being celebrated with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • South Korean University Students Take Study Tour via UAlbany School of Social Welfare Partnership

    The SSW welcomed our friends from Hallym University (Seoul, South Korea). This was the 22nd Study Tour to UAlbany SSW where they examined social work practice in the United States.
  • MSW Student Presents at Citizens Action of New York

    MSW Student, Samantha Rini provided an excellent presentation of her work with immigrants and refugees at Citizen Action of New York. Citizen Action of New York applauded Ms. Rini’s valuable contribution to its legislative advocacy services, as well as the direct social support provided to immigrants and refugees needing help with navigating very complex social service systems.
  • The School of Social Welfare’s 29th Annual Field & Career Fair was held on February 21, 2018

    The School of Social Welfare’s 29th Annual Field & Career Fair was held on February 21, 2018 on the downtown campus. There were 57 agencies in attendance this year, providing information as well as on-site interviews.
  • A Journal Publication for a 2017 BSW Graduate

    Natalie Turner (BSW ’17, current MSW student) served as an Amgen Summer Scholar in the Biostatistics Branch of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health from June to August 2016. While there, she assisted with an article on incidence trends of noncardia gastric cancer for US race/ethnic groups. The article was published in January 2018 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
  • Student Reflection: Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking

    MSW alumna and current doctoral student, Hlin Saethorsdottir, focuses her research on Human Trafficking. She currently resides in London where she has worked with unaccompanied minors, a population that is extremely vulnerable to trafficking. In her current job, Hlin works in safeguarding, where some of the cases have exploitation and trafficking elements.
  • Baccalaureate Students Make Impact On and Off Campus

    Baccalaureate Students in the Social Welfare program at the University at Albany each complete a Macro Project during their senior year. This project is intended to provide student-learners with an experience of initiating change at a larger systems level in their internship setting. Examples of projects in the past have included planning and giving workshops, developing a short video, community outreach, fundraising, and many more. There continued to be some innovative and creative projects this year.
  • Assistant Professor Julia Hastings joins 2017 Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research

    The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany's Assistant Professor Julia Hastings joins the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society.
  • The School of Social Welfare focuses on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

    In keeping with social work's historic and enduring commitments to further social and economic justice and to serve people who are vulnerable, marginalized, or oppressed, the School of Social Welfare held several events focused on diversity, equity and inclusion during the semester. Following are some of the events that took place at the school last semester, with more scheduled for Spring 2017.


  • News Image from UAlbany

    Improving Health in NYS

    UAlbany professor tapped to assist New York State with tobacco prevention.

  • Al Cardillo

    Stopping Sepsis

    A School of Social Welfare lecturer and alum was recognized for his efforts to combat a deadly infection.


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

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Albany, NY 12222
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