School Website: https://www.fau.edu/ssw/

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Florida’s largest BSW program with an average of 600 students
  • Florida’s Top 3 BSW program based on monthly alumni earnings within a year of graduation 

Master of Social Work

  • U.S. News & World Report Top 100 program
  • #3 MSW in the nation based on student evaluations
  • One of FAU’s largest graduate programs with an average of 300 students

Doctor of Social Work

  • Florida’s first DSW program, which trains scholarly clinicians for leadership positions

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U.S. News & World Report has increased the ranking of the Florida Atlantic Master of Social Work (MSW) program to 79th in the nation, nearly 20 points up from just one year ago when it earned the highly coveted "Top 100" ranking. The MSW program is coordinated by Dr. Joy McClellan, and the full curriculum is now offered at the Boca Raton and Davie campuses. Read More | Explore MSW Program


Our renowned faculty pursue multidisciplinary and community-engaged research, leveraging multiple in-house centers and institutes and an extensive network of scholars and organizations that wraps around the globe. The award-winning research coming out of the College of Social Work & Criminal Justice enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities; informs a wide spectrum of solutions to societal and human needs; and contributes to the scientific basis of our professions.

We are well on our way toward fulfilling one of our five strategic priorities: integrate the cross-disciplinary research and scholarship portfolios between our two schools, across the university network and deeply within our communities. With this launch, we are seeking to:

  • Grow & Disseminate research & scholarship where we already excel.
  • Deliver meaningful impact within our communities, classrooms and professions.
  • Broaden recognition of the college’s research & scholarship efforts.
  • Bolster multidisciplinary, cross-school and cross-university research & scholarship.
  • Elevate our college's research as a powerful tool for championing change.
  • Heighten innovative community-based research & visibility of technology.
  • Engage students in hands-on, transformative research opportunities.
  • Demonstrate contributions to the FA Race to Excellence pillars & platforms.

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Robin Rubin Center for Happiness and Life Enhancement:

Starting in January, we are thrilled to partner with the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at FAU Medicine to offer a free 6-week series titled, New Year:
Integrative Wellness Series for Mind, Body, and Spirit. The sessions will be hosted in a virtual lunch-and-learn format on Zoom, taking place on Wednesdays from 12:00pm-12:45pm each week. This series will be focused on various components of wellness including emotional wellness, spiritual wellness, brain health, and more. We hosted this series last year and it was incredibly well-received and well-attended!

Starting in January and extending through Spring, we are incredibly excited to begin offering free 
in-person yoga sessions twice per month, on each second and fourth Monday, from 12pm-12:45pm. These sessions will take place at the Robin Rubin Center for Happiness and Life Enhancement on the FAU Boca Raton campus. This highly requested and much anticipated series will provide attendees with an opportunity to recenter, become more aligned and attuned with their bodies, and set positive intentions for the week ahead.

​​​​​​​​​Professional Development Courses

Check out the courses below and register today!

You can also visit our website for a complete course listing and frequent additions. To make sure you’re the first to know about new courses, you can request email notifications and like us on Facebook for course updates and School news. 

Florida needs every one of us to be on top of our game. It is our pleasure and privilege to help you get there. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

The FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50-6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education. Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.

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Funds raised through the Office of Professional Development provide students’ scholarships and assistantships, and support faculty and students with research projects, attendance and presentations at national and international conferences, and other projects related to advancing our school's academic excellence and community engagement. 

Agency Training Available

With faculty expertise in a variety of clinical areas, we also bring courses to community agencies tailored to their specific needs. You can view some trainings we can offer to your team
here. Please contact us at socialworkprodev@fau.edu for more information and to discuss your agency’s training needs.


Leadership Certificate Course for Behavioral Health Professionals. This 40-hour, fully online certificate course begins in March 2023 and empowers providers to identify their natural strengths and build on existing skill sets while helping them lay the foundation for effectively leading within their organization. Topics covered include personnel management, financial oversight, strategic planning, providing anti-oppressive and purposeful leadership, marketing, fundraising, and more. Whether you are ascending the ranks within your current agency, looking to apply your clinical skills in a different capacity, or even exploring the possibility of starting your own nonprofit organization, this Leadership Certificate provides attendees with tangible skills and applied learning opportunities that will help them maximize their impact, improve outcomes within their agencies, and empower them to confidently take the next step forward in their behavioral health careers.

​Save The Dates - Featured CEU Courses through Spring 2023!

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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $200, $175 Early Bird until January 8, 2023
  • CEUs: 0

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Online Qualified Supervisor Renewal Training

Presenter: Patricia Temes, LCSW-QS

  • Date/Time: Friday, February 10, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $130, $110 Early Bird until January 26, 2023
  • CEUs: 4

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 Private Practice 101: Getting Started

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., MHA, LCSW

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $220, $200 Early Bird until April 6, 2023
  • CEUs: 4 (Category Administrative)

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Monday-Friday, May 8-12, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: FAU Boca Raton Campus, Social Science Building, Room 112
  • Cost: $945, $850 Early Bird until April 24, 2023
  • CEUs: 30

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LCSW Exam Prep Course

Presenter: David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

  • Date/Time: Sunday, May 20, 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Cost: $200, $175 Early Bird until May 4, 2023
  • CEUs: 0

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Student and Faculty Conference Presentations 

Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW): FICW affiliate Morgan Cooley, Ph.D., LCSW, associate professor, hosted an
Affiliate Lunch and Learn presentation via Zoom on Tuesday, October 11: "Early Implementation of Statewide Comfort Call Policy in Florida: Voices of Families, Foster Caregivers, and Child Welfare Professionals".  

Student and Faculty Publications 

JuYoung Park, MSW, Ph.D.,
professor, published the following paper, along with colleagues from University of British Columbia and the School of Nursing:

Park, J., Hung, L., Randhawa, P., Surage, J., Sullivan, M., Levine, H., & Ortega, M. (2022). '
Now I can bend and meet people virtually in my home': The experience of a remotely supervised online chair yoga intervention and visual socialisation among older adults with dementia. International Journal of Older People Nursing, e12513. Advance online publication.https://doi.org/10.1111/opn.12513.

Alumni News Updates 

Attention, FAU Alumni! The FAU SSW Alumni Society is planning future in-person and virtual mixer events.
Click here to fill out and submit the form to receive emails about these alumni gatherings. Please share this link with FAU SSW alumni friends. We hope to see you at a future event!