School of Social Work

Strengthening Diverse Communities

School of Social Work
601 Howard Place, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Main: 202-806-7300

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The mission of Howard University School of Social Work is to prepare MSW graduates for advanced professional practice at local, national and international levels for the solution of human problems and to become leaders in their communities: Explore our MSW program offerings and embark on your journey towards becoming a social work changemaker. 

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MSW (On-Campus)

Welcome to the Howard University School of Social Work, where excellence meets advocacy and compassion transforms communities. Explore our flagship Master of Social Work (MSW) program, where you are empowered to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities centered on the six principles of the Black Perspective. Apply today and become a part of our legacy of excellence at Howard University School of Social Work. Learn More

Program Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Diverse Faculty Expertise
  • Hands-On Experience

MSW (Online)

Howard University’s Masters of Social Work Program and its Online MSW program are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. Think our Online MSW program may be right for you?

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MSW / MBA in Social Work

The dual MSW/MBA program emphasizes multidimensional skills and competencies from the fields of business and social work. The program is designed for a limited number of mature students with some supervisory and/or administrative experience. Field internships are arranged in management , policy research and development, in such sites as social welfare organizations, hospitals philantrhopic foundations, and government.


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MSW / MDiv in Social Work

The mission of the MSW/MDiv Dual Degree Program is to provide an integrated course of study that prepares graduates for fath-based ministry, enhances students' indentiy and role in both social work and divinity and provides a convergences of conceptual frameworks from the bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social and spiritual assessment and intervention.


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MSW / MPH In Social Work

The purpose of the HUSSW Leadership in Public Health Social Work Education dual degree program is to increase the educational opportunities for social work students to develop an understanding and knowledge of the intersection of social work and public health principles and models.


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Promoting Mental Health Services Among Black Refugees

Dr. Altaf Husain, Associate Professor and Chair of the Community, Administration, and Policy Practice, presented a webinar titled, "Promoting Mental Health Services Among Black Refugees." Dr. Husain's discourse shed light on the racial and mental health obstacles encountered by black refugees during their transition and/or resettlement into the United States. He addressed the intricacies of these challenges and proposed culturally sensitive approaches that could serve as invaluable tools in aiding this vulnerable demographic.  We thank Dr. Husain for his expertise on the topic at hand and guidance for both practitioners and advocates in support of the refugee community. 


Jasmine Garnes

MSW Social Work Method of Concentration: Direct Practice

“Howard University's School of Social Work contributed to my growth as an individual and as a professional transitioning into a field that can be challenging, yet rewarding. The School of Social Work program helped shape me into the Social Worker I am today...”