The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation (MFF) supported renovation of the Graduate School of Social Work Building at the University of Houston. The main feature of the renovated building is the grand entrance of the new Mehta Family Community Pavilion, which features an open and welcoming design that adds a modern style and character to the previously nondescript exterior. The space, dedicated to the work done by the faculty and students, celebrates the continuous impact graduates of the program have made in Texas and beyond.
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, home to award-winning faculty and innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation and alumni who have become international leaders.
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. GCSW is housed in a four-story building on campus and includes 24 full-time faculty and approximately 15 adjunct faculty. The faculty boasts individuals whose writings have been considered for the Pulitzer Prize, and GCSW is the only social work program in the world to have a Nobel laureate on its 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 than 4,000 individuals have received their MSW degrees from the University of Houston.
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