The School of Social Work at Salem State University is committed to social work education for students who want to understand and address complex and diverse human needs and rights. Our students learn by working with faculty who are dedicated to teaching, practice, civic engagement, and scholarship. In addition to participatory and supportive classroom environments, supervised field education occurs in leading agencies and organizations throughout the commonwealth.   

Learn more about our bachelor's degree in social work and master's degree in social work programs. We invite you to consider our educational programs and the challenge of social work.   

Read more from Dr. Carol Bonner, associate dean of the School of Social Work.

Watch the video below from filmaker and photographer Dante Luna about the story of Emmalina Rodriguez who grew up in foster homes with the dream of graduating college.