Doctor of Social Work Student Association

School of Social Work

About Barry University

Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, we are a scholarly community committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. 

In the Catholic intellectual tradition, integration of study, reflection, and action inform the intellectual life. Faithful to this tradition, a Barry education and university experience foster individual and communal transformation where learning leads to knowledge 

and truth, reflection leads to informed action, and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service. 

Barry University provides opportunities for affirming our Catholic identity, Dominican heritage, and collegiate traditions. Catholic beliefs and values are enriched by ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. Through worship and ritual, we celebrate our religious identity while remaining a university community where all are welcome. 

Doctor of Social Work Student Association

School of Social Work Mission

The mission of the Barry University School of Social Work is framed by the core values, ethics, and commitments of the social work profession and the Barry University mission. Within a culturally diverse framework, the School is committed to educating social workers for professional social work practice that is informed by context and characterized by competence, skills of leadership, quality, the quest for social and economic justice in local and global communities, and dedication to continuous professional growth and development. 

Doctor of Social Work Grads

Graduates are prepared to be experts in trauma-informed clinical practice, program and organizational management, and to be disseminators of practice-based knowledge for both the professional practice community and Schools of Social Work. 


Learn, Reflect, Serve and build connections that unite students, faculty, staff and alumni for generations to come.

Resilience Newsletter

Explore Resilience, our official Doctor of Social Work publication, thoughtfully curated by current students for aspiring scholars and esteemed alum. Resilience is a comprehensive resource providing program insights, upcoming events, opportunities for professional growth, and inspiring stories of student and faculty achievements.


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