Division of Social Work

Division of Social Work

About Us

Welcome to the IU Northwest School of Social Work

Graduates of the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) go on to promote social and economic justice at every level from providing for the well-being of others to shaping social and economic policies. Since 1911, the School has been dedicated to developing competent, caring professionals who are qualified to assume leadership roles in social work practice and who strive to enrich the lives of the people they touch. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits both the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Indiana University and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. Whether you want to begin a career in social work or are preparing for an advanced leadership role in practice, research, or policy development, Indiana University School of Social Work sets the standards for innovative and inspired social work education.

The School of Social Work on the IU Northwest campus offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The undergraduate degree (BSW) prepares graduates for entry level generalist social work practice, and the graduate degree prepares graduates for advanced social work practice in selected areas of specialization. Graduate specialties on the IU Northwest campus include health, mental health and addictions and school.

Graduates of the School pursue careers in a variety of social service settings, including those concerned with aging, families, child welfare, corrections, and mental and physical health. The School provides field instruction placements throughout the state as well as in Illinois and Michigan, although students on the IU Northwest campus are mostly placed in the greater northwest Indiana area.

Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday:
9:00 – 7:00
Tuesday - Thursday:
10:00 – 7:00
9:00 – 4:00


Darlene Lynch
(219) 980-7111

BSW Program Director

Andrea Tamburro
(219) 980-6703

Fax Number

(219) 981-4264

Mailing Address

IU Northwest
School of Social Work
3400 Broadway
Dunes Medical / Professional Building, Room 3186
Gary, Indiana 46408