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Diane Beckerle O'Brien
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Student Social Work Association
The School of Social Work engages students and faculty in professional education, research, and service to advance knowledge and competence to promote human and societal well-being. Within a collaborative learning environment, students are prepared as culturally competent, critically thinking leaders committed to social and economic justice and professional values and ethics.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a growing school focused on educating leaders of social service agencies in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas. Although our school is relatively young—our BSW program was accredited in 1979 and our MSW program in 2002—our faculty have gained national and international reputations in social and economic development, child welfare and treatment of addictive behaviors.
We in the School of Social Work are strongly committed to providing accessible, affordable, and high quality social work degree programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels to a diverse and nontraditional student body.
We are also committed to carrying out research and scholarship to improve social work knowledge and to providing community service activities that serve to enhance the welfare and well-being of the people in the St. Louis Metropolitan region, the state, and other metropolitan areas.
We are pleased that you are interested in social work and in UM-St. Louis. Please visit the other pages of this site to find out more about our excellent faculty and program. If you have additional questions, please let us know.
Lois Pierce, Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work