Tulane University School of Social Work

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Tulane University School of Social Work
Gibson Hall
Established 1914 (classes); 1921 (formal degree granting)
Type Private
Dean Ronald Marks, Ph.D.
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://tulane.edu/socialwork/

Tulane University School of Social Work is a part of Tulane University is the oldest school of social work in the colloquial Deep South.[1] The School's slogan is "Do Work That Matters."[2] The school is located on the main academic quad of Tulane's Uptown New Orleans campus.

Mission[edit]

The mission of the Tulane University School of Social Work is to educate future social workers to:

  • Engage in dynamic clinical-community practice that is relationship centered, evidence informed, and empowerment focused
  • Enhance biopsychosocial capacity and resilience of individuals, families, groups, and communities, with particular attention to the impact of social injustice and oppression
  • Create and exchange responsive, community-based knowledge and research for relevant, contemporary, and innovative social work practice[3]

History[edit]

Tulane University began offering classes in social welfare in 1914.[4] Sponsored by grants from the American Red Cross, a formal one-year program was implemented in 1921.[5]

By 1927, with funding from a Rockefeller grant, the school became a separate program with a two-year curriculum qualifying students for the Master of Arts.[6] In 1935, the University established the degree of Master of Social Work.[7] The School has awarded the Master of Social Work degree to more than 4,700 students from all 50 of the United States and over 30 other countries.[8]

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