Research that matters.

CoSW research spans basic and applied sciences and promotes translational and evidenced-based clinical, group, and community practice modalities.

Since 1938, the College of Social Work (CoSW) has been a leader in social work research. Consistent with the University’s land grant mission, CoSW faculty, staff and students conceptualize and conduct rigorous, cutting-edge research aimed at one profoundly simple goal: improving the human condition. Always, in all ways.

Our research is community-based and multidisciplinary, identifying social problems and finding solutions that promote individual and community well-being. We advance research that impacts child welfare, substance use, gerontology, inequality and social justice, poverty, well-being and health disparities, violence, and suicide. CoSW research spans basic and applied sciences and promotes translational and evidenced-based clinical, group, and community practice modalities.

Research

by the numbers

45.5%

FY21 Research Funding Growth

76%

FY21 Proposal Yield Rate

100+

CY 2021 Juried Publications