The School of Social Work, also known as SSW, is governed by Howard University. The school has been in operation since l935 and operates a range of social work programs. It also operates research programs in the areas of public engagement and social policies. The school administers a variety of doctoral and masters degree programs. The School of Social Work offers courses inn psychopathology, direct services practice, resource development, systems analysis, and intervention planning and strategies. In addition, the school administers various financial aid and scholarship programs. The School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.