Jane Addams College of Social Work

Jane Addams College Of Social Work

Jane Addams College of Social Work

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The Jane Addams College of Social Work is a division of the University of Illinois at Chicago and is located at 1040 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7134.

Mission statement

The Jane Addams College of Social Work carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull House movement forward, adapting it to the realitiesof today’s urban settings. The college’s mission is to educateprofessional social workers, develop knowledge, and provide leadershipin the development and implementation of policies and serviceson behalf of the poor, the oppressed, racial and ethnic minorities, andother at-risk urban populations. In doing this, the college values andrespects the full range of human diversity.

History

The School of Social Work was founded in 1946 on the Urbana Campus of the University of Illinois. A branch of the school was located at the UIC Medical Center. In 1961, the name of the school was changed to the Jane Addams Graduate School of Social Work. The school was moved to the Chicago Circle Campus in 1965 and renamed the Jane Addams College of Social Work due to the inclusion of an undergraduate degree program.

Academic programs

Currently, Jane Addams offers only graduate degrees in social work. Previous to 2008, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) was offered.

MSW

The Master of Social Work degree program develops the knowledge,values, and skills necessary for advanced social work practice in anarea of concentration.

The foundation portion of the MSW...
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