University of Georgia

School of Social Work

Social Work


UGA Graduate School, 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 400

Athens, GA 30602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.W.-Social Work, Ph.D.-Social Work

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSW program at Georgia is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and our school is ranked in the top 25% of social work graduate programs nationwide.

We invite motivated and dedicated students who want to work for positive social change to apply to our program. If you are accepted into the MSW program at UGA, you’ll choose from two concentration areas:

Clinical Practice—This concentration will have a clinical focus, and will prepare graduates to work directly with clients.

Community Empowerment and Program Development —This concentration will have a broad focus and prepare graduates to work with community programs and in community advocacy and administrative positions.

The PhD program at the University of Georgia prepares social work professionals for careers in academic research settings, and for practice in program evaluation and other forms of scientific research in the public and private sectors. The overall goals are to help students acquire the research skills necessary to develop original empirically-based research studies that have direct applications to social work practice. In addition, we emphasize learning about teaching in order that our graduates are able to provide quality instruction in the evidence-based practice of social work across the curriculum .


The Ph.D. program is fully accredited and meets all guidelines as outlined by the University of Georgia

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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