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Rutgers School of Social Work

By the Numbers

Top Ranked
In New Jersey

and #12 Ranked Best MSW Program (U.S. News & World Report)


Working in critical areas of social work research and professional practice


Enrolled in our four core academic programs


Effecting change in the field of social work and beyond

Practicum Learning

Giving students first-hand experience

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Rutgers School of Social Work hosts a variety of events throughout the year for students and members of our greater community. From lectures and workshops to ceremonies and conferences, browse our full calendar to see what's happening at the SSW and beyond.

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Laurie Mulvey

Dr. Laurie L. Mulvey, who graduated from Rutgers School of Social Work with an MSW degree in 1989, considers her education at Rutgers to be the most valuable part of her entire educational experience. Now a clinical professor in sociology/criminology at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Mulvey developed and directs the university’s World in Conversation Center, a university hub since 2002 for training students to become conflict facilitators. The mission of "conflict facilitators" is to deploy Mulvey’s dialogue method to help small groups build solutions around contentious social problems. 


Juneteenth is one of the most culturally important days in American history, and there are many of us who are just learning the historical significance of this day. The origins of Juneteenth have increasingly been recognized and celebrated nationally, so how did Juneteenth come about, and why are we celebrating it now?