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Graduate School of Social Work

Nothing less than the transformation of lives, communities and systems.

At the Graduate School of Social Work, we believe in social work’s potential to transform both individual lives and interconnected systems.

With an inherently interdisciplinary lens and the ability to problem-solve across individuals, organizations, community and policy systems, social work is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States and internationally. At GSSW, we gauge our impact by the outcome we seek: a more just, equitable world. 

Social work is uniquely positioned to tackle the most urgent issues of our time, including racism, poverty, homelessness, climate change and health disparities. Boasting one of the nation’s oldest and largest MSW programs, we have long been committed to such transformational change. Social work is social justice, and it remains at the core of our work at DU. 

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Impact Stories

Leaders come to DU to change lives and shape the future. Explore the impact of GSSW difference-makers.

DU Introduces Groundbreaking Classes to Combat Eco-Distress, Climate Anxiety CopySeeking Solutions to Homelessness Leads GSSW Grad on Unstoppable Path
April 18, 2024
DU Introduces Groundbreaking Classes to Combat Eco-Distress, Climate Anxiety
April 18, 2024
Woman smiling and patting horse with desert landscape in the background
What Do Animals Think and Feel? A Generous Gift to Establish DU’s Institute for Animal Sentience and Protection May Provide Answers
April 5, 2024
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Kirkpatrick Gift Funds Early Literacy Efforts
November 7, 2023