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Welcome From The Dean

Lynn Videka, Dean and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Our School represents a remarkable collective of researchers, scholars and practitioners.

This distinguished group of professionals:

  • Educates the next generation of diverse social workers to lead
  • Creates powerful interdisciplinary research partnerships
  • Formulates transformational solutions to serious worldwide problems

Our students are engaged in a robust interdisciplinary curriculum that challenges individuals to lead and to serve. Our alumni hold leadership positions at the highest levels in nonprofits, government, education and the business sector.

SSW also draws on the resources of one of the top academic and research institutions in the world. U-M is fifth among all research universities worldwide, and second among all public research universities.

Learn more about our top ranked MSW program.

Lynn Videka
Dean and Professor of Social Work

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