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The GCSW is an international school of destination. The University of Houston is an exciting, creative, proactive environment in which intellectual curiosity is embraced and debate cherished as we promote and work to create a just society for all people. As the only graduate college of social work in the fourth-largest city in the United States, the GCSW offers a range of academic courses, diverse field practice education sites, numerous community projects, and a number of cutting edge research centers.

The GCSW's faculty includes a marvelous diverse group of scholars whose work is recognized worldwide. Their practice experiences and research expertise reinforces the GCSW’s long-standing commitment to peace and justice. And the GCSW is further distinguished as being the only school of social work in the world to have a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate on its faculty.