Welcome to the Department of Social Work
NASW launches a new initiative to promote healthy minds & bodies.
As part of this campaign, they have released a mini-documentary that explores how social workers help people improve their mental health and team with doctors to promote health and wellness. Check it out below.
Statement on the End of DACA
The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis, in accordance with the values and ethics of the profession of social work, joins the many voices saddened by the end of DACA and expresses our strongest support and commitment to the young men and women impacted by this decision.
Driven by Doing Social Justice
The Department of Social Work resides in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy within the College of Arts & Sciences. The Program offers two degree programs. The Bachelors of Arts in Social Work program and the Master of Social Work program are both fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
Creating a just world through innovative scholarship, quality education, and community engagement.
The Department of Social Work seeks to be a leader in social work education by: preparing students with cutting-edge social work skills necessary to practice in complex settings; creating knowledge through research and engaged scholarship; reducing poverty, inequality, and social and economic injustice through evidence based practices; and addressing the needs of the Mid-South within a global perspective.
The Department of Social Work is committed to embracing diversity in every aspect of our functioning and programming. We understand diversity as the intersection of multiple factors including age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We make a concerted and deliberate effort to include a diverse student body and faculty across all axes of difference. We endeavor to create a welcoming environment of inclusiveness and respect for difference not only in background and demographics, but in point of view and opinion.
Read our first program report, "The Mid-South Provocateur."