Social Work students outside the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center
Instructor Maggie Landry and several students at the Tennessee State House in Nashville, TN
A studen presents at the Annual Social Work Symposium
MIBH-TI students practicing their skills
Several Social Work Students at the Hospitatlity Hub

Welcome to the School of Social Work

Social Work is Social Justice

The School of Social Work resides in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy within the College of Arts & Sciences. The School offers two degree programs and a graduate certificate in School Social Work. 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).

Vision

Creating a just world through innovative scholarship, quality education, and community engagement.

Mission

The School 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.

Diversity Statement

The School 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."

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