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).
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.