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Message from the Dean

Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus, colleague or friend of our historic School of Social Work, we hope that you will find the information both relevant and useful.

Dean CreweTwenty-first century social work is social justice work. At Howard University, we have a tradition of advocacy that crosses different disciplines and uses our unique skills to become leaders in the fight to end injustices of any type. As the university celebrates our sesquicentennial year and the School of Social Work marks over 85 years of social work education, we rededicate ourselves to the mission of our founders. As the dean, I realize that today’s Howard is a continuation of the social justice journey started 150 years—we recognize that the time is always now to hear and respond to the cries for equality and improved quality of life across the life span.

I invite you to learn more about our School of Social Work during your visit to our webpage. You will receive information on our mission, admissions process, curriculum, current student achievement, as well as important accomplishments of our 6,000 plus alumni. Additionally, you will become familiar with the backgrounds and scholarship of our dedicated faculty.

The School of Social Work at Howard University is known globally for our passion, commitment, and never ending advocacy. Our Howard prepared and empowered social workers have been trailblazers in many areas and the next generation is poised to continue their stellar record.

As dean, I too hold the distinction of being a Howard prepared scholar. What an honor. This means that I am committed to the ideals of our founder, Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay, and I am charged with the responsibility of ensuring that we stay focused on our historical contributions as we embrace contemporary challenges faced by everyday people as they seek to make life better for themselves and others that they are privileged to serve.

If there is additional information that you need about our school, please feel free to contact my office at 202-806-7311 and I will provide a priority response to you.

Enjoy your visit and I look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future!

Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ph.D., MSW, ACSW
Dean and Professor of Social Work