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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.

Luis H. Zayas

We want you to dream, and to dream big, about what the world should be and what you can do about it. And you won’t be alone. At the Steve Hicks School you will find a community of people deeply committed to preparing professionals to tackle the social problems of today and conduct research to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Dean Luis H. Zayas

Our Story

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