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Our nationally recognized faculty conduct research that attends to the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities. Collectively, our scholarship accelerates innovations in social work practice and policy in a wide range of areas, including child welfare, aging and gerontology, health disparities, and mental and behavioral health.

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Commitment to Social Justice

The SSW is dedicated to the realization of a fair and just society and institutions that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Through our research, teaching, and community engagement, on local, national and global levels, we promote social, economic, and environmental justice, human rights, and the improvement of human wellbeing. We are committed to eliminating oppression, especially against vulnerable and historically and emerging marginalized groups. We strive to embody principles of equity in our interpersonal behavior as well as organizational structures and culture.

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Best Graduate School for Social Work

The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best graduate schools for social work in the country.

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School of Social Welfare
Richardson Hall
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
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