Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of an Indiana University education?
You can take advantage of first-class teaching, research, and cultural resources and feel confident that your degree will be respected and recognized across the country and the world. The Indiana University School of Social Work is proud to be the nations' oldest university social work education program. The university also has more than 60 years of leadership in the field of Labor Studies and labor education.

What degrees are offered at the IUSSW?
The School of Social Work offers programs leading to BSW, MSW, or Ph.D. degree. The BSW and MSW programs include a substantial Field Education component and are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the accrediting organization for undergraduate and master's level professional social work education. Please visit the program links for descriptions and admission information specific to each degree program.  The Labor Studies program offers a Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies, Associate of Science in Labor Studies, a Certificate in Labor Studies and a Minor in Labor Studies.

For more information about the degrees and programs offered by IUSSW, see programs.

In what areas can I practice social work?

  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Home care agencies
  • Substance abuse programs
  • Mental health services
  • Mental retardation services
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Public health agencies
  • Community action agencies
  • Family service agencies
  • Children & youth services
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Aging services
  • Residential treatment programs
  • Child and adult day care centers
  • Domestic violence programs

In what areas can I use a Labor Studies degree?

  • To strengthen the labor movement and trade unionism
  • To understand collective action
  • To achieve workers' rights and equity
  • To promote democratic institutions

How can I contact the school for more information?

Indiana University School of Social Work
Education/Social Work Building 4138
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5154
Phone: (317) 274-6705
Fax: (317) 274-8630

For can I get more information on the Labor Studies program?

Craig Campbell, MSW, Labor Studies Student Services Coordinator
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5154
Phone: (317) 274-8340
E-mail: or