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September 28, 2023
Luke Kertcher, a MSSW student and graduate assistant for the MSSW program at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work…
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September 25, 2023
Rubén Parra-Cardona, Ph.D., associate dean for global engagement at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work (SHS), was recognized with…
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September 18, 2023
The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of…
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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.

Partnering with hundreds of agencies and professional social workers to provide structured, experiential learning opportunities, build capacity in the community, and advance social justice.

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

Explore online and in-person continuing education opportunities from our Office of Professional Development.

Meet Our Dean: Allan Cole, Ph.D.

Appointed as Dean in 2022, Dr. Allan Cole is passionate about promoting social and economic justice, alleviating critical social problems, and enhancing human well-being.

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We educate social workers with a passion for social justice and making a difference in the world.