The mission of the college is to provide quality educatinal services at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels that prepare professional social workers to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of diverse populations with particular attention to the empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppresed, or living in poverty. The college also has a purpose to contribute to the knowledge base thst supports social work practice and social policy development and to provide leadership through community service at the local, state, national, and international levels.In 2016, the College was ranked a top 25 social work program at a public university by U.S. News & World Report. In the same year, U.S. News & World Report, ranked, The MSW Program as one of the top graduate programs in social work.
The college offers social work programs at the undergraduate level with the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), and they offer programs at the graduate levels including: Master of Social Work (MSW) with traditional classroom attendance, and they also offer their MSW program online. At the Masters level, Joint Degree Programs are also available.
The College of Social Work offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program with an emphasis in research methods and teaching. The college also offers certificate programs in: Child Welfare Practice, Gerontology/Aging Studies, and a certificate program titled: Leadership in Executive and Administrative Development (LEAD). They also offer a CSW International Program.