For over 70 years, Adelphi University has been at the forefront of social work education. Our graduates also transform organizations and communities.

Nationally Recognized and Awarded for Excellence

At the Adelphi University School of Social Work, we train practitioners to improve the lives of individuals, families, groups and communities. We are consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation—making us a strong advocate for social justice and a driving force for ethical social work practice.

The Adelphi University School of Social Work is a student-centered and engaged community that prepares reflective practitioners, leaders, scholars, and educators to work in collaboration with global and diverse communities in solving complex problems and producing knowledge. We prepare BSW, MSW, and doctoral students to be lifelong learners for effective, ethical, antiracist and anti-oppressive practice striving for social justice and human rights for a global and diverse society.

Our Distinctive Learning Approach

With a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference in society, the school of social work at Adelphi actively places students in real-life settings, allowing them to work firsthand with individuals, families, and community groups. By fostering collaboration with other professionals, the school aims to produce compassionate and skilled social workers who can make a meaningful impact in the lives of those who require assistance.

Our classes are small and supportive, whether they are taught in a traditional classroom setting or online. The curriculum is challenging, but the schedule is not—we teach at multiple locations in convenient formats. Our faculty and leadership are engaged social work scholars with extensive teaching experience. They are also recognized leaders in their respective areas of expertise.

Assessment of Learning

We are engaged in an ongoing process of program assessment and continuous improvement in accordance with Accreditation Standard of the Council on Social Work Accreditation.

All the support from faculty and staff really helped me grow academically and become a better social worker in the field. It paved the way for me to successfully transition to the MSW program here.

Joanna Marullo ’19, MSW ’20

Advocates for Social Change

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Belonging

The School of Social Work supports an inclusive learning environment where all students feel understood, respected, and appreciated.

Committed to Social Justice

Social action is integral to social work education at Adelphi University. Each spring, our Social Action Initiative helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students for their role as advocates for social change

Help with Tuition

Through scholarships offering up to $20,000, substantial fellowship stipends, and accommodating transfer credit policies, we make certain that our programs are within reach of all students.

Scholarships and Fellowships With Stipends

We offer many ways to help make the path to a BSW, MSW or PhD affordable for all. Take advantage of our wide range of scholarships, fellowships and aid packages.

Tuition and Financial Aid

We’re dedicated to helping every student secure funding, and we offer a wide variety of financial assistance programs in addition to the various state and federal programs.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by using our online form.

Community Engagement

We also work diligently to develop and sustain programs that benefit our region and demonstrate social work excellence.
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