The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is dedicated to improving society. We provide students with education, skills and real-world experiences.
Our school is part of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a major research university nestled in a charming neighborhood in the state’s largest city. UWM is an ideal place for social welfare students and faculty to study, research and work.
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Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities
Since our humble beginning in 1965 to today, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has educated and prepared students for entry-level and advanced careers in human service professions.
We’ve continually advanced knowledge regarding social welfare issues, and provided quality services to people in need. Our alumni work to make a difference in the lives of people who are often times dispirited and in despair. As a group, our graduates help to improve policies, solve the vital social issues of our time and are strong voices for thoughtful, social change in our society.
Top Reasons to Choose Social Welfare at UWM
Unique Courses and Certificate Programs
We educate students to work in the fast-growing areas of social welfare, including trauma-informed care, aging, crime analysis and cyber crime forensics.
Scholarships and Funding
We offer a variety of scholarships exclusively to criminal justice and criminology and social work students. Funding is available for social work graduate students in applied gerontology, child welfare and more.
Field Instruction and Affiliations
Our social work field program and criminal justice field program offer supervised, professional experiences for students to begin applying what they’ve learned.
Accelerated and Coordinated Degree Programs
We offer an accelerated master’s degree program in criminal justice and criminology. At the master’s level, students may earn two master’s degrees in these programs: MPH/MSW, MSW/MSCJ and MSCJ/MPA.
Enderis Hall 10th and 11th Floors
2400 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
PO Box 786
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413