University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Basic Information

Address: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare 2400 E Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone Number: 414-229-4852
Fax Number: 414-229-5311
Chair: Dimitri Topitzes
Dean: Tina Freiburger

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Type of Housing: On campus and off campus
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Application/Transfer Deadlines:

August 1: Fall Application Closes

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Mission Statement:
The mission of our program is to prepare generalist social work practitioners who can promote positive change through social work practice, advocacy, education and leadership.

The goals of the Bachelor of Social Work program are to prepare:

  • Highly skilled generalist practitioners to work in a variety of ecological levels, including with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and governments
  • Ethical practitioners guided by the principles and values of the social work profession, including dignity and worth of the person, and importance of human relationships
  • Culturally competent social workers who promote and advocate for social justice and human rights
  • Social workers who engage in critical thinking and actively apply research evidence to practice, policy, advocacy, education and leadership
  • Social workers who competently address the human service needs in the state of Wisconsin and the region
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Helen Bader School is committed to improving lives and strengthening communities through research, education and community partnerships.

Program History:

Improving Lives

Educating social work and criminal justice students since 1965.

Essential to social welfare in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Helen Bader School of Social Welfare promotes excellence in its degree programs and develops well-rounded, thoughtful individuals who can positively impact society.

The school supports an array of community-based research initiatives through collaborations with local agencies and offers extensive experiential learning opportunities for students.