A Message From The Dean

Phyllis Scott, PhD

We are delighted that you are interested in pursuing a degree in social work at Barry University. Our School of Social Work offers a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a doctoral degree in social work..

Our BSW Program is an exciting place to grow and learn. Beyond the excellent curriculum and the full engagement of faculty who love to teach, students are immersed in social justice advocacy projects, campaigns that support vulnerable populations, and serve learning activities. Over 90% of our BSW graduates enroll in our MSW Advanced Standing Program, earning their MSW degree in two semesters. Our MSW Program is simply awesome…great faculty and a curriculum designed to give you a cutting edge education and internships in some of the best field agencies in the tri-county. Our PhD and DSW online degree program are perfect for the working adult. Our PhD program takes place in the traditional setting of the classroom, meeting one afternoon and evening a week. Our DSW Program is hybrid, offering online courses with twenty hours each year of residency.

There are many programs available to you. I know you will choose wisely. Just remember, your education should be authentic and transformational; it should genuinely prepare you to succeed in a highly competitive market.

Complete your tour of our website and email, call us, or simply stop by if you are in the area. We want to be a part of your future.


Phyllis Scott, Ph.D.
Dean School of Social Work