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About the UNE School of Social Work

Greetings from the Director

U N E School of Social Work Shelley Cohen Conrad

Welcome to University of New England School of Social Work. Our campus-based Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programs provide you with challenging, empowering, life-changing experiences, and set you on a lifelong path of meaningful employment.

We’re excited that you are interested in learning with our accomplished faculty, community partners, and the other students and faculty from the Westbrook College of Health Professions—all of whom help us realize our uniquely experiential, student-centered, interprofessional approach to social work education.

As a school, we are passionately committed to the values of community building and social justice for all human beings; to the depth and rigor of in-person, face-to-face, campus-based education; and to being flexible and responsive to individual student needs.

We know that many of our students lead busy and complicated lives—often with jobs, children and other outside commitments. You can complete our program in as little as one year on an accelerated track, two years as a traditional full-time student, or at your own pace as a part-time student. Our aim is to ensure that our programs are practical options for all those who share our values and aspire to the calling of social work.

To give you a better idea of how our program might work for you, our Programs page lists the current M.S.W. options, completion timelines and formats. Have a look.

I also want to extend an open invitation for you to come visit us on our Portland, Maine campus, sit in on a class, connect with students and alumni, or talk with me directly to learn more about the UNE M.S.W. experience.

Get in touch! I look forward to beginning this conversation with you.

Shelley Cohen Konrad Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P., Director