At one of the oldest and most respected educational institutions for social workers in the Intermountain West, the faculty, students, and staff of University of Utah College of Social Work demonstrate their passion and commitment to advancing the social work profession through quality education, research, and service.

With focused education and training, the College works to shape social institutions, policies, services, and interventions; to prevent and alleviate human suffering; to enhance individual, community, and global well-being; and to promote social and economic justice for all. Our students are educated in accordance with the core values and principles of the social work profession: freedom of inquiry and open debate, inclusion and shared leadership, respect for self-determination and the need for accountability, and the affirmation and value of social and cultural diversity.

Through partnerships with more than 300 social service agencies – locally and in countries around the world – our students have extraordinary opportunities to learn in diverse settings and apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Our graduates have gone on to develop far-reaching human service initiatives, establish meaningful social service organizations, direct advocacy efforts for the profession, lead state human service programs, and oversee advanced social work education throughout the nation. In short, our alumni are making a significant difference in lives all around the world.





Evening building photos courtesy of ajc architects, Perrenound Productions Photography.