Rutgers School of Social Work

Coordinates: 40°30′05″N 74°26′47″W / 40.501388°N 74.446271°W / 40.501388; -74.446271
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The Rutgers School of Social Work (SSW) is one of the twenty-nine schools that makes up Rutgers University.[1] U.S. News & World Report has routinely ranked it among the top schools for social work in the United States.[2][3][4]

Background & Programs[edit]

Established in 1954, the school today has more than 50 full-time faculty members and 150 part-time lecturers, and approximately 1,000 enrolled students.[5] Classes are held at three Rutgers University campuses: Newark, New Brunswick and Camden.

In 2008, Verizon Wireless started a $100,000 scholarship fund to the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work. It was to be awarded annually to three graduate students specializing at the center.[6]

The school includes several research centers, including the Center for Gambling Studies, the Center for International Social Work, the Center for Nonprofit Management and Governance, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children and the Institute for Families.


The school also offers a variety of certificates that can be earned by attending day-long workshops. Certificates take at least one year and up to three years to complete.

  • Adoption
  • Case Management
  • Child/Adolescent Mental Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Gerontology
  • Non-Profit and Public Management
  • Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention
  • Violence Against Women
  • Senior Services Management
  • Senior Housing Issues


The School is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is authorized to award master's and baccalaureate degrees in Social Work.[7]


  1. ^ "Schools and Colleges". Retrieved 2023-02-27.
  2. ^ "U.S. News & World Report, Best Schools for Social Work".
  3. ^ "Top Graduate Programs". Retrieved 2023-02-27.
  4. ^ "Ranking of U.S. Social Work/Welfare Programs". Retrieved 2023-02-27.
  5. ^ "About the School of Social Work". Rutgers Catalog. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  6. ^ Samberg, David. "Verizon Wireless Funds $100,000 HopeLine Scholarship At Rutgers University School Of Social Work". Verizon Wireless. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
    - "Wireless News: Verizon Wireless Funds HopeLine Scholarship at Rutgers School of Social Work." Wireless News (England) 24 February 2008: NewsBank. Web. 25 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Accreditation Directory". CSWE. Retrieved 2023-02-26.

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