School of Social Work

What We Do

The School of Social Work at Rhode Island College is a center of excellence for lifelong learning in social work and human services in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.

Contact Information
  • local_phone401-456-8042
  • placeGuardo Hall - Building 9 East Campus
Dean's Office

Jayashree Nimmagadda, Interim Dean
jnimmagadda@ric.edu


BSW Program: Anne-Marie Cassidy 401-456-8171
MSW Program: Eileen Ryan, 401-456-8864

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The School of Social Work at Rhode Island College prepares practitioners to work ​with oppressed groups, to alleviate injustice, discrimination and poverty; to create social policies and resources that meet basic human needs and enhance the quality of life; and to create accessible, responsible, accountable human service programs.​​​

Our faculty's depth of knowledge and experience combined with their sincere commitment to approach students as colleagues enable the School of Social Work to maintain its reputation for graduating highly employable and passionate social workers. United by our professional values and principles, we deliver a rigorous academic program and graduate superior social workers who collectively work to enhance the human experience. 

View the School of Social Work Mission and Vision Statement.

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Attention prospective BSW and MSW students

  • Accelerated BSW to MSW option

  • Flexible options for busy students
  • Fully hybrid programs offering courses online and in-person
  • Clinical weekend programs for MSW students

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