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School of Social Work

The School of Social Work offers programs of study (BSSW, MSW, MSW/MPH, MSW/JD, PhD) that prepare graduates to work in governmental, academic, non-profit, and for-profit settings in community, regional, state and national systems. Through classroom and field experience, our students gain knowledge and skills vital to the practice and research of social work. Our internships occur in hundreds of community agencies throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties, resulting in over 100,000 internship hours contributed by our student interns each year. As a result, our graduates significantly impact the South Florida community and contribute substantially to the field of social work through direct practice, administration, advocacy, and research.

Accreditation: The Bachelor of Science in Social Work and the Master of Social Work programs received full, unconditional reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body, in June 2016.

FIU’s School of Social Work has been ranked in the top 100 social work graduate programs (MSW) in the country for 2020 by U.S. News & World Report! ranked our Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree 2nd and our Master of Social Work (MSW) 3rd in the state of Florida for 2020.


The Initiative on Social Work and Forced Migration at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work aims to lead and coordinate social work and social welfare research, education, and training to improve the quality of life and well-being for internationally forcibly displaced people. Learn more about our research by visiting the page below.

Field Education Toolbox for Students

Welcome to the School of Social Work’s Office of Field Education! This portion of your educational journey is an exciting time that enables you to implement your classroom learning in the field. From your interview for fieldwork through your placement, you will receive an individualized and supportive experience from the team at this office. We thoroughly screen our community agencies and train the supervisors there to ensure the best possible educational experiences for our students. As a result, we have numerous placements throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. We want you to have the best prospects for learning, so if you are aware of an agency that is missing from our repertoire, please fill out this form and we will explore.

Funding your education

At Stempel College, we understand that academic success can be affected by financial aid and funding opportunities. Our students have access to myriad funding options by degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) and by academic discipline (Public Health, Dietetics & Nutrition, Social Work). It’s important to understand the basics of applying for financial aid and the additional resources available to you as a Stempel College student.


For the BSSW student learning outcomes, please review: BSSW assessment. For the MSW student learning outcomes, please review: MSW assessment.