We tackle the social problems of today and conduct research to face the challenges of tomorrow.

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Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1950, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work is a renowned leader in the field. View the latest assessment of student learning outcomes for the BSW program and MSSW program.

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Why Choose 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.

Our Story

Since 1950, we have been educating outstanding professional social workers to serve Texas and the nation.