We are ranked among the best ten schools of social work in the nation. We offer a caring, small-sized community within a top-tier research university located in the vibrant city of Austin.

U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked our Master of Science in Social Work program among the top ten in the nation since 2003. The Best Schools ranked our Bachelor of Social Work program number three in the nation in 2020.

The Steve Hicks School faculty, staff and students excel in their respective fields. Read about some of the latest accomplishments of members of our community.

Faculty members at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work bring countless years of professional experience to the classroom and their expertise as leaders in fields such as mental health interventions, addictions, interpersonal violence and child welfare.

We’re proud to call the bustling city of Austin, Texas, our home. Get inspired by its vibrant music and arts scene, entrepreneurial spirit and surrounding natural beauty.

Who We Are

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