Engaged, Diverse, Ready for Service
GASSW is committed to meeting the needs of all students. We recognize the importance of serving our urban and rural communities by providing a social work education that is exceptional and accessible. Our faculty, staff, and students are committed to diversity in teaching, research, learning, and community engagement.
GASSW alum and PLMHP, Mariah Craig, is a Behavioral Health Therapist working with elementary school children. Mariah has always wanted to work this population, and she values the progress kids make during their therapy experience.
Social workers empower individuals, relieve suffering, and affect social change. They help meet the basic needs of all people and strengthen those who are vulnerable, oppressed, or living in poverty. Most students enter our program without a set job in mind, only an excitement to learn how best to make a difference in the world.
The mission of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is to educate students to become highly qualified social workers who serve all people, influence the systems that affect them, advance knowledge through teaching and research, engage with diverse communities, and promote socially just societies.