Social Work, Powered by Purpose
Social Work, Powered by Purpose
At the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, social justice is more than a buzzword. It is at the heart of everything we do — informing our education, focusing our research, propelling our community partnerships and fueling our commitment to equity.
Looking for a community that shares your passion and your purpose? It’s right here, at GSSW.
February 27, 2024
Working Well: Building a Sustainable Workforce for Your Organization
Butler's Executive Director, Dr. Robin Leake, will provide you with tools to build a sustainable human services workforce, including new ideas on staff recruitment and retention. Come prepared to learn about strategies you can implement to strengthen your own workforce and improve client outcomes.
- 12 - 1 p.m. MST
February 28, 2024
Gun Violence Prevention Series
Colorado Ceasefire is the longest serving statewide, grassroots gun violence prevention organization in the State of Colorado. Join us for a three part series:
- The History of Gun Violence and Laws in Colorado with Eileen McCarron
- The Gun Violence Epidemic: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric with Tom Mauser
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders: What It Is, How It Works with Tom Mauser
- Time Varies
February 29, 2024
Interdisciplinary Event: The Mental Health Crisis Among Youth
As society has moved through uncertain and unprecedented times in recent years, many children have been socially isolated and encountered academic, physical, and mental health challenges. Faced with circumstances beyond their control, youth navigate persistent mental health concerns while trying to balance a healthy use of social media.
- 12-1 p.m. MST
March 13, 2024
Leveraging Social Media in Human Services
When used strategically, social media is a powerful tool to increase awareness, spur engagement, and build influence. Join to learn practical tips and tricks for leveraging social media to engage families, community partners, and the workforce.
- 1 - 2:15 p.m. MST
Jessica King, PhD Graduate
At GSSW, the faculty, staff and students take their commitment to social justice seriously. There is a palpable sense of agency among students to not merely be recipients of education but to take their roles as burgeoning changemakers in the social realm seriously.
A Collaborative Community
Our shared purpose to advance equity brings together some of social work’s brightest faculty, students and partners, who work collaboratively and across disciplines to respond to community needs such as homelessness and health care reform. We celebrate bold approaches to problem-solving and embrace the rich diversity of our extended community.
Social Work Degrees of Difference
With master’s degree programs online and on campus in Denver, in western Colorado and in the Four Corners region, the Graduate School of Social Work will prepare you for a career in social work and to create social change in your community — wherever you call home.
On-Campus MSW Programs
Our top-ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is available on three Colorado campuses — Denver, Durango and Glenwood Springs — through our Denver Campus, Four Corners and Western Colorado programs.
MSW@Denver Online MSW
No matter where you live in the U.S., you can access MSW@Denver — a top-ranked, 100-percent online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program with a Mental Health and Trauma pathway.
The demand for social work research, scholarship and education is greater than ever. With a PhD in social work, you’ll be prepared for an academic career as a social justice scholar, educator or policy expert.
An MSW with Options
750+ field education partners
11 Specialized pathways
6 centers, institutes and laboratories
Power in Partnerships
At the Graduate School of Social Work, we know we’re stronger together. That’s why we’ve committed to being an engaged community partner, working with a broad range of individuals and organizations — locally, nationally and globally — to understand problems, explore possibilities, implement solutions and influence change at individual, organizational and systems levels.
Champions for Social Justice
Can social workers change the world? We believe they already are. At the Graduate School of Social Work, you’re not just learning from and working with some of the profession’s most respected teachers and scholars. You’re part of a community of social justice champions whose work is catalyzing social change —addressing racial, economic, environmental, health and other systems of inequity — throughout Colorado, the Rocky Mountain West and beyond.
An Epicenter for Impact
Our faculty members are courageous, creative thinkers who represent a broad range of backgrounds, research interests and practice areas. Their collaborative, cross-disciplinary scholarship is creating knowledge and establishing science-informed, high-impact practice in areas such as addictions and substance use, public policy, youth development, housing and homelessness, child welfare, human-animal connection, and civic and community engagement.