DU Graduate School of Social Work Soars in New U. S. News Rankings

The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, already considered one of the best in the nation, rose another 10 points in new rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. The oldest school of social work in the Rocky Mountain region, GSSW is ranked number 26 among the nation’s best Master of Social Work (MSW) programs, placing it in the top 11 percent of all nationally accredited programs.

The school has risen an unprecedented 24 points during the magazine’s last three ranking periods. GSSW is the top-ranked social work school in the Rocky Mountain west and currently offers the only accredited MSW program in the Denver metropolitan area.

“GSSW’s new ranking reflects widespread recognition of our faculty’s scholarship and the achievements of our alumni,” says Dean and Milton Morris Endowed Chair James Herbert Williams. “Our colleagues across the country are noticing our accomplishments, and we are just getting started.”

U.S. News bases their rankings solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators and faculty at accredited social work degree programs or schools.  Only fully accredited MSW programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked. Those schools with the highest average scores on the survey are included in the list published by the magazine.

For more information about the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, please visit www.du.edu/socialwork.




DU Presidential Debate

Social work is a profession that promotes the pursuit of social justice. Remaining politically engaged is an important part of the work we do at the Graduate School of Social Work. Many governmental policies directly affect our clients and it is important that we stay informed. It should come as no surprise that GSSW is proud to support and advertise the upcoming political activities at DU.

On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, the University of Denver will host one of three Presidential Debates! The event will be held in the Magness Arena.

While tickets will not be provided to the general public, some lucky DU students will receive tickets to attend the debate. Information about ticket distribution will be announced soon.

Denver Restaurant Week

Denver Restaurant Week is February 25-March 9 this year!  Restaurant week is a two-week celebration during which restaurants have unique multi-course meals for fixed prices.  Many local restaurants participate and it seems to be quite popular for Denver residents.  Not only is it great motivation to try new restaurants, but the unique courses are completely worth it.

Prices for Restaurant week:  $26.40 for 1, and $52.80 for 2.

See the complete list of participating restaurants here.

Make sure you make reservations ahead of time!  Popular restaurants like Linger and Root Down were booked through the entire restaurant week on the first night.