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The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver
Type Academic unit of University of Denver
Established 1931
Dean James Herbert Williams
Academic staff
Postgraduates 425
Location Denver, CO, USA
Campus Urban

The Graduate School of Social Work (referred to as GSSW) at the University of Denver, is the oldest graduate school of social work in the Rocky Mountain Region. Founded in 1931, GSSW is currently ranked 22nd by the Gourman Report of Graduate Programs [1]and 36th by US News and World Report [2]

GSSW enrolls approximately 425 students in the Master of Social Work degree program and approximately 30 students in its doctor of social work program.

IThe school was founded in 1931 as a joint effort between the The University of Denver's Department of Allied Social Services and community agencies such as Community Chest and the Denver chapter of the American Association of Social Workers (which later became National Association of Social Workers. Continuously accredited by the American Association of Professional Schools of Social Work since 1933, the program became known as the Graduate School of Social Work in 1942. In 1968, the school established one of the first doctoral programs in social work. In 2006, the Institute for Human Animal Connection was founded, the first institute of its type housed within a school of social work.[3][4]