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.
MSW Information Sessions
|Memphis Campus Session
Campus sessions will begin in the Fall of 2014.
Online sessions will begin in the Fall of 2014.
Please click on the "get information" hyperlink above to tell us
that you're interested in our program.