Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. It provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. The University of Houston is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
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The Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) was established in 1967 and has evolved over time to its current standing as a nationally recognized program. Today, the College is housed in a four-story building on campus and includes twenty-four fulltime faculty and approximately fifteen adjunct faculty. The faculty includes individuals whose writings have been considered for the Pulitzer prize as well as the 1997 Nobel Peace prize recipient – the GCSW is the only social work program in the world to have a Nobel laureate on faculty!
Today there are approximately 350 students enrolled in the Master’s in Social Work (MSW) program with an additional 40 students in the PhD program. More then 4,000 individuals have received their MSW degree from the University of Houston.
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The Mehta Family Foundation has supported the renovation of the Graduate School of Social Work building.
On October 3rd 2019, a ground-breaking event was held to mark the start of the renovation. Main feature of the renovated building will be the grand entrance of the Mehta Family Community Pavillion with an open and welcoming design. The space is dedicated to the work done by the faculty and students and to celebrate the the continuous impact the graduates of the program have made all of Texas
The Mehta Family Community Pavilion is planned to open in 2020.
Mehta Family Foundation Projects with the University of Houston
Multi-Disciplinary Research & Engineering Building at The University of Houston
Keynote Speech at Commencement Ceremony
Scholarship program at the University of Houston
Innovation award & take on philanthrophy