The USM School of Social Work serves as a bustling center of scholarly activity for both faculty and students. We manifest our commitment to social justice through research partnerships with community organizations, giving voice to the experiences of community members and evaluating the effectiveness of current social service interventions. Experts in the social work field, Faculty publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences, often in collaboration with students. In addition to completing courses in research methods, BSW and MSW students translate their research skills to the real world through a variety of co-curricular learning experiences such as the annual Thinking Matters Student Research Symposium.
School of Social Work Faculty Research & Publications
The below is a select list of recent peer-reviewed publications submitted by the faculty of the University of Southern Maine School of Social Work.
Research Opportunities for Students
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
- Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO) Program
- Shaw Innovation Fellows
- Graduate Research Assistantships
- Thinking Matters Student Research Symposium
Master of Social Work (MSW) Thesis
MSW thesis students conduct an original social science research project under the guidance of a School of Social Work Faculty member. Learn more about the Master of Social Work on the Program Information page. Below is a select list of Theses from former MSW students.