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Read below and click a link for more information about the two degree programs offered by the Department of Social Work.


The main goal of the baccalaureate social work program is to prepare students for entry level generalist practice. A secondary goal is to provide a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue social work education at the graduate level. Social service and life experiences may not be substituted for any social work course. The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program objectives for a B.A. in Social Work are: a) apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice; (b) understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly; (c) practice without discrimination to needs of diverse clientele; (d) apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice.


Professor Kenya Anderson  advises all students who are thinking of changing their major to Social Work or who are interested in transferring to the University of Memphis from another institution of higher learning.

Professor Kenya Anderson
McCord Hall - Room 117
The Master of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The purpose  of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program is to educate students for careers as professional  social workers by combining quality evidence-based academic preparation with field practice experience. The mission of the MSW program is to educate advanced professional social workers for practice with at-risk populations, particularly children and families. Housed within the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, the Department of Social Work is dedicated to (a) educating social workers with knowledge, values, and skills for evidence-based practice with children and families, (b) advancing the knowledge base of the social work profession and (c) providing regional leadership in the development and implementation of policies, programs and services for at-risk populations, particularly children and families. Students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements), the requirements of the MSW program and must exhibit high integrity and moral character consistent with the standards of ethical practice set forth by the National Association of Social Workers.
 Click HERE to learn more about the MSW application process.
Please click on the "get information" hyperlink below to tell us that you're interested in our program and to receive the location for the Information Session. 

Fall 2014 MSW Information Sessions

Memphis Campus Session


Thursday, September 11th 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 18th 10:30 - 12:00 pm


Wednesday, November 5th 5:30 - 7:00 pm



Online Sessions


Wednesday, October 1st 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Saturday, November 22nd 10:30 - 11:30 am


Monday, December 15th 12:00 - 1:00 pm



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