A message from Amanda Duffy Randall
I am pleased to introduce you to Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Our program is accredited by the Council for Social Work Education, and we are located in the College of Public Administration and Community Service.
Our faculty and students embrace diversity in teaching, research, and community engagement, and we recognize the importance of serving both the urban and rural communities by providing all students with a social work education that is exceptional and accessible. We work hard to meet the needs of students living outside the Omaha metropolitan area, so in addition to the traditional in-person format offered on our UNO campus, we also offer a weekend format MSW program taught on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, as well as a fully online MSW program.
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree, a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, and three dual degrees including a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSW/MSCRCJ), Master of Public Administration (MSW/MPA), and in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH).
Many of our undergraduate and graduate social work courses include a service learning component which allows students opportunities to engage with local agencies and participate in community programs as part of the course curriculum. Our faculty are active on numerous community, regional, and national boards and agencies, ranging from the Association of Social Work Boards, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, as well as the Office of the Public Guardian, The Kim Foundation, to neighborhood councils and many others. In addition, the School also includes the STEPS program, the program evaluation component for programs serving families and children in poverty. STEPs engages in evaluations of public and non -profit programs, and offers a series of educational workshops and consultation on program evaluation skills for agencies.
We welcome potential and current students, alumni, community partners, and friends of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work to visit our offices, attend one of our community events or professional educational workshops, and collaborate with us in the semesters ahead.
Amanda Duffy Randall, Ph.D., LCSW