Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research

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Why Bryn Mawr?

Rigorous academics and close working relationships with faculty are just a few reasons Julie Zaebst, M.S.S. '08 chose Bryn Mawr.

Julie Zaebst on Why GSSWSR
of students employed 3 to 6 months after graduation.



Making a Difference

From faculty research to alumni achievements to student recognition, learn more about the people who make Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research truly extraordinary.

Join a Supportive Community of Passionate Individuals

Romana Lee Akiyama at the White House in March for a Women's History Month event
Romana Lee-Akiyama, M.S.S./M.L.S.P. '09
"If you are somebody who really wants to make a difference in your community and the world, and you’re a serious student and want to be with other folks who will lift you up and help you fine tune your thought processes, then Bryn Mawr is the place to go."

Student Stories

Hear from our students about what makes the GSSWSR such a special community!

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Shawn Maxam

Shawn Maxam M.S.S./MLSP '14

Associate Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Princeton University

“The powerful thing about Bryn Mawr was that I had experiences in the classroom that were formative in developing skills around empathy and being able to listen to different worldviews. I think about how I can use those skills in my current role to create space for engaging ideas and disagreement."

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Janelle FitzPatrick

Janelle FitzPatrick, M.S.S. '24

“I feel like the GSSWSR has been an environment where I went from surviving to thriving academically. It has been conducive, not only to my learning, but also my personal growth. I’ve made meaningful relationships and networked with other people that ultimately would be beneficial to me in my career path."

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Matt Mundy M.S.S. '22


“My guiding light was wanting to help people, and as hard as things can get in graduate school, I just focused on my ‘why’: wanting to help others.”

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