The Howard University School of Social Work (HUSSW) continues its tradition of preparing Masters and Doctoral level students for real world practice, research and training through opportunities that inform and educate.

The 85th Anniversary of the Howard University School of Social Work is being recognized with a kick off celebration held during the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting the premiere annual meeting for social work educators. Please join us for the 85th Anniversary celebration on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7 PM. Click on the link below.


More activities including an 85th Anniversary fundraiser commemorating the School's pioneers and alumni will follow.

The banner at the top of the page displays pictures of Social Justice pioneers  (From L-R)  Lucy Diggs-Slowe, Dorie Ladner and HU School of Socal Work students on Capitol Hill. Lucy Diggs Slowe was an American educator at Howard University. She was an athlete, and the first Black woman to serve as Dean of Women at any American university. Dean Slowe was a founder of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in 1922, the first sorority founded by African-American women. Dorie Ladner (born June 28, 1942) is a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, Howard University School of Social Work alum and long time social worker at D.C. General Hospital. In addition to her busy work even in retirement she is a radio talk show host and remains a lifelong Civil Rights activist. The Masters level Social Work students pictured are part of a group students participating in Capitol Hill Day learning about the legislative process and speaking with their congressional representatives.

HUSSW is pleased to offer three Monographs as part of the Black Perspective series edited by HU School of Social Work faculty. These three Monographs showcase the scholarship of Faculty and Students at the School along with guests/Alumni. Monographs include essays and min-chapters on topics that focus on issues of major concern to Social Work from Social Justice to Racism to Poverty to Oppression to Mental Health.

The newest of the three monographs is: Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic through an examination of Mental Health and Health Disparities in the Black Community

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Poverty: Research and Reflections from the Black Perspective


Race and the Intersection of Abuse, Power and Control


Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic through an examination of Mental Health and Health Disparities in the Black Community


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