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Why the Steve Hicks School?

Ranked among the best ten schools of social work in the nation and located in the vibrant city of Austin, we offer a caring, small-sized community in a top-tier research university.

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Directed by social work faculty, these institutes focus on interdisciplinary, scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research.

The DiNitto Career Center (DCC) is a one-stop shop for career advising serving social work students and alumni.

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The Utopian is the Steve Hicks School biannual online and print magazine. Our readers are scholars, alumni, and friends who share a commitment to connection, advocacy and social change.

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February 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed existing systemic inequities in the United States’  health care system and highlighted the need for…
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February 1, 2021
Junior Grace Farley, who is majoring in social work and Plan II Honors Program, is the recipient of a 2021…
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January 23, 2021
The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare has inducted Steve Hicks School professors Catherine Cubbin and Barbara Jones…
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January 22, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.— New research on neighborhood racial segregation and sentiments toward people of color is highlighting how racism-related stress may be contributing…
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