School of Social Work

SSW
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


Mrs. Anne-Marie Cassidy
Assistant Administrative Officer / BSW Program
School of Social Work 
401-456-8171


Eileen Ryan
Clerk Secretary / MSW Program
School of Social Work 
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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Make a Bold Choice!

If our social work core values resonate with you, and you have a desire to enhance the lives of others, especially vulnerable and oppressed populations, we encourage you to apply to our program. Our application process is open Sept. 1 through Feb. 1.

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