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Our mission is both professional and academic. By grounding our teaching and learning with hands-on experience and rigorous scholarship, we prepare students for an effective and meaningful practice of social work and we foster the attainment of social justice.
By providing a professional framework that promotes individual dignity, respects diversity, and seeks distributive justice in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition, we instill in social workers the knowledge, values, and skills:
Academically, we cultivate an atmosphere of intellectual discipline and innovative faculty and student scholarship and research that:
Our curriculum is sharply focused to meet the needs of a changing society. We remain an international leader in shaping the education of professional social workers.