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Deans Welcome

Welcome to the University of Georgia School of Social Work! As social workers, we are passionate about finding solutions for persistent and emerging social problems and promoting social justice. As social work educators, we are looking for people who share this passion.

Social work is a powerful and rigorous profession that confronts many of the 21st century’s biggest societal challenges. Through practice, policy, and research, social workers address issues of abuse, mental illness, substance misuse, discrimination, community disempowerment and poverty, to name just a few subjects.

The School of Social Work is dedicated to preparing culturally competent social work practitioners and scholars to be leaders in addressing these social challenges. We do this through an emphasis on excellence in teaching, dynamic research, and commitment to community service. This is why our school integrates a community-based social justice focus with rigorous academic study and training in the best evidence-based practices.

We offer four degree programs:

The school’s bachelor’s and social work master’s programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Our school also offers three dual degrees:

Students will not only find a variety of scholarships and assistantships here, but also international field internships and study abroad options; certificate programs in the areas of disability studies, gerontology, global health, management of nonprofit organizations and marriage and family therapy; as well as opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research with faculty and to develop independent projects through the Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights.

Our Athens campus is located in a beautifully renovated, 19th century textile mill on banks of the North Oconee River. We are walking distance to the Tate Student Center, Zell B. Miller Learning Center and the Main Library, and near both downtown Athens and the East Athens community. Our Gwinnett campus is convenient to the I-85 highway and shares many of the same high caliber faculty who teach in Athens.

Anna Scheyett

Please come visit us and see all that we have to offer. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or thoughts about opportunities that may be a good fit with our mission.

Anna Scheyett
Dean and Professor

(706) 542-5424
amscheye@uga.edu