Center for Social Work Research

The Center for Social Work Research (CSWR) facilitates research at the UT School of Social work by providing faculty with an environment and administrative infrastructure conducive to the pursuit of interdisciplinary, scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research. CSWR’s mission is to foster research that advances social work practice and theory; enhances social work education and learning; and builds knowledge about the human condition, social issues, and service delivery systems.

The institutes at CSWR offer specialized expertise in research methodology and/or training related to a specific topic or field of practice in the social work arena. Research conducted by the institutes often involve multidisciplinary collaboration, with social work faculty working in partnership with UT and national researchers in the fields of business, criminal justice, law, government/public affairs, nursing, and medicine.