Master of Social Work Program

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the University of Memphis offers two specializations: Advanced Practice with Children, Youth, & Families; and Advanced Practice with Adults & Families, with flexible study options to accommodate full and part-time, as well as distance learning, students in the Mid-South. Read more about our specializations and study tracks.

MSW Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Social Work program is to educate advanced professional social workers for practice with at-risk populations. The Master of Social Work program is dedicated to (a) educating social workers with knowledge, values, and skills for evidence-based practice, (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.

Prospective Students

Applications to the Spring 2018 MSW program in Memphis and Jackson, TN are now open.

If you are interested in attending the University of Memphis MSW Program, we have a number of ways you can learn more about us:

  • Attend an Information Session. Dates are listed below.

  • Use the links to the left to learn About the MSW Program and How to Apply.

  • Contact us at or (901) 678-3156 to speak with MSW Admissions.

MSW Information Sessions

The School of Social Work presents Information Sessions each fall and spring semester. Individuals interested in pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work are encouraged to attend a session to learn about the career field, academic tracks, and internship placements.

Can't make it to campus? No problem. Our MSW admissions coordinator is available to answer questions, discuss professional goals, and walk you through the application process by email or phone, (901) 678-3156.

Email Maggie Landry to RSVP for one of the following Information Sessions:

MSW Information Sessions for 2018:

September 21, 2018 in 100 McCord Hall 4:00p - 6:00p

September 26, 2018 in 100 McCord Hall 5:00p - 7:00p

October 5, 2018 in 100 McCord Hall 5:00-7:30p