Brave Ideas, Bold Action
The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work is the place for people of purpose — diverse, creative educators, scholars and social workers who advance social justice through courageous ideas and action. Our work is guided by evidence, driven by our community and inspired by Colorado’s spirit of discovery, innovation and openness.
Information Sessions — Denver Campus MSW Programs
We offer in-person and virtual information sessions for prospective students interested in our Denver Campus MSW Programs. This is a great opportunity for you to meet our students, learn about our community of changemakers and ask questions.
- Denver Campus
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Virtual Information Session — PhD in Social Work Program
We offer virtual information sessions for prospective students interested in our PhD in Social Work Program. This is a great opportunity to meet Associate Dean for Doctoral Education, Jennifer Greenfield who will speak to PhD curriculum, career outcomes and the application process.
- 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. MDT
When voters needed to know the potential impacts of a minimum wage increase, we responded with research. When the Colorado Legislature was considering new paid leave, our students got a real-time lesson in policymaking and its impacts. Learn how we are Influencing Policy.
Through our Science for Action Series, we are bringing together leading scholars, policymakers and practitioners to tackle the Grand Challenges for Social Work. We’re working on some of society’s most intractable issues — including homelessness, decarceration and healthy youth development. Learn how we are Putting Science to Work.
Our faculty develop evidence-based practices such as Fostering Healthy FuturesⓇ. Through randomized controlled trials spanning more than a decade, Fostering Healthy FuturesⓇ has emerged as an evidence-based intervention that is changing the trajectory for youth at risk for mental health and behavior problems. Learn how we are Creating Tested Interventions.
We will continue our work with the individuals and groups disproportionately impacted by governmental policies and will also condemn and work to change policies that specifically discriminate.
Social work’s guiding philosophy includes values that create a framework for social work education, research and community engagement.
Equity and equality, social and economic justice, cultural diversity, and freedom
Social work’s unique focus on systems and their impact on people as the central concept that shapes our curriculum, research and practice
Social Work Knowledge
Excellence in the development of social work knowledge and its dissemination to students, communities and policymakers
Responsibility for promoting social change and leading the social work profession in this effort
At GSSW, we’re not waiting for social change; we’re making it happen. Guided by our community, we completed our Gather & Grow strategic plan in 2017. Along with the University’s DU Impact 2025 plan, Gather & Grow is our roadmap for the future. We will build and strengthen connections within GSSW and with our many communities, mobilize our unique assets to advance change, and move toward greater equity and a more diverse school.