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There has never been a better time, or a greater need, for professionals educated in Social Work.

News and Announcements

Yolanda Spears Receives 2021 University of Iowa Diversity Catalyst Award

Social Work Clinical Assistant Professor Yolanda Spears has been named the recipient of a University of Iowa 2021 Diversity Catalyst Award.

University of Iowa announces 2021 winners of Annual National Poetry Contest for Social Workers

The University of Iowa School of Social Work conducts an annual, nationwide poetry contest to affirm and encourage the creative talent of social workers and to draw attention to social work as a profession.

Ross Wilburn (1989BASW, 1993MSW) on "Talk of Iowa"

Biden won the White House, but Democrats lost ground in the U.S. House and the Iowa legislature. On this edition of River to River, the new chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, Ross Wilburn. Host Ben Kieffer asks for Wilburn’s take on Trump's popularity in Iowa and asks him to look ahead to 2022 and 2024. They also discuss the future of the Iowa caucuses and the debate over the nominating process one year after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation contest ended in a muddle of delayed results.

Upcoming Events

Iowa City MSW Degree - Info Session

Monday, June 21, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree on the main University of Iowa campus in Iowa City Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/109960976 Sessions take place on the following dates, from 4-5 pm (Central). 2021 March 9 April 13 May 4 June 1 June 21 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 5 October 19 November 9 December 7 We encourage advance registration using the form at https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/msw-social-work…

Online MSW Degree - Info Session

Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree ONLINE from the University of Iowa. Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/929909564 Sessions take place on the following dates, from 5:30-6:30 pm. 2021 • Jan 28 • Feb 25 • Mar 25 • Apr 22 • May 27 • Jun 24 • July 22 • Aug 26 We encourage advance registration using the form at https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/msw-social-work/online/information-sessions --but you may also drop in without…
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CEU: Social Work Practice with Refugees & Immigrants

Monday, June 28, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm
Chemistry Building
Social Work Practice with Refugees & Immigrants June 28-29, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days UI School of Social Work / W228 CB 15 CEUs - $95 Registration required: https://bit.ly/2SpstE9 Students who wish to take this course for academic credit should contact Kate Kemp in the School of Social Work: kate-kemp@uiowa.edu ($40 for School of Social Work Adjuncts, Field Instructors and Practicum Coordinators) There will be a 30-minute lunch break each day. Participants should bring their…
CEU: Social Work Practice with Refugees & Immigrants promotional image

CEU: Social Work Practice with Refugees & Immigrants

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:00am to 5:00pm
Chemistry Building
Social Work Practice with Refugees & Immigrants June 28-29, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days UI School of Social Work / W228 CB 15 CEUs - $95 Registration required: https://bit.ly/2SpstE9 Students who wish to take this course for academic credit should contact Kate Kemp in the School of Social Work: kate-kemp@uiowa.edu ($40 for School of Social Work Adjuncts, Field Instructors and Practicum Coordinators) There will be a 30-minute lunch break each day. Participants should bring their…

Quad Cities MSW Information Session

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Please join us via Zoom for an info session to learn more about earning your MSW degree from the University of Iowa at our learning center in the Quad Cities. Click here to join:https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94412157777 Contact our Admissions Office directly with any questions or requests:ssw-admissions@uiowa.edu (319) 335-1250
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Multiple Learning Centers

The University of Iowa's Old Capitol building viewed through bright yellow flowers.

Iowa City

Iowa's Center for Intellectuals, Artists, Scientists Philosophers and Activists is the the central campus for The University of Iowa, in Iowa City, It has made many top ten lists of great places to, live, work, do business and retire.

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Des Moines

Des Moines is geographically the heart of Iowa and of our nation--the state capital, offering an urban environment focused on the well being of the entire state in a culture that exemplifies typical Midwest friendliness.

Quad Cities, Iowa skyline

Quad Cities

The Quad Cities is actually a group of five cities bridging the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois boundary. The largest of these cities, Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline (in Illinois), are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, which has a population of almost 400,000.

Sioux City, Iowa skyline

Sioux City

Sioux City and the surrounding areas of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota are sometimes referred to as Siouxland. Our part time, 3 year MSW program, based at Briar Cliff University is preparing for its fifth cohort of graduate students.

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Online

This cohort-model program strives to build strong connection and engagement by keeping class sizes small, creating learning communities of students living in similar geographic regions and matching these communities with a local mentor. Students meet with their learning communities twice each year and with all students in the summer at the Summer Institute, held at the University of Iowa main campus in Iowa City, Iowa.

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