A Message From The Interim Dean

Phyllis Scott, PhD

We are excited that you are interested in Barry University School of Social Work to pursue your undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree!

Throughout your matriculation here, you will be challenged, inspired, and empowered by our incredible community. Our faculty and administrators are committed to providing an environment of mutual growth and learning, and we are all eager to help you reach your academic and professional goals.

Social work is a profession that dares us to walk the road less traveled and to soar where others are afraid to go. As you move toward becoming a professional social worker, we strive to ensure that you have a transformative experience. We are dedicated to helping you achieve advanced levels of scholarship, leadership, and self-discovery to maximize your success.

While there are many schools to choose from, I believe that Barry University School of Social Work’s long tradition of excellence sets us apart. Our alumni have taken their degrees and excelled, becoming professors, agency administrators, legislators, clinical directors, lead therapists, school counselors, health-care advocates, victim specialists, bereavement counselors, and much more.

On behalf of all our faculty and staff, I congratulate you on making the decision to live your professional life without limits, to advocate for and with communities that are marginalized and oppressed, to offer hope when many have surrendered to helplessness, and to become a voice of change.

Welcome to Barry University School of Social Work!

Warmest regards,

Maria Teahan
Interim Dean, School of Social Work