Starting July 1, 2023, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, School of Education and School of Information Studies will be housed under the College of Community Engagement and Professions. Learn more.

Shaping Our Society

The School of Social Welfare is committed to improving lives and strengthening communities through research, education and community partnerships


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.

School of social welfare Professor Colleen Galambos sharing a book with two older adults on a porch

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