The Worden School of Social Service is nationally recognized for excellence in social work education, having been awarded the Council on Social Work Education's Presidential Award in 2009.  This is no surprise, as the faculty obtained their MSW and PhD degrees from the top schools in the nation. The diverse and experienced faculty are committed to the professional preparation of future social workers in specialized interventions in direct practice, with an emphasis on Hispanic children and families.

The low student-faculty ratio provides the foundation for a student-centered approach to education. Students benefit from the rich knowledge and practice expertise of the faculty, which includes: services to and practice with Hispanic children, adolescents, and families; domestic violence prevention and treatment; anti-poverty policies and programs; social and economic development; child abuse; foster care; program management; community organizing; mental health; refugee resettlement; intercultural relations; substance abuse intervention and prevention programs; HIV/AIDS; sexual abuse; and social service program evaluation.  

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Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.


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