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).


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


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.


Learn a little more about what we do in the School of Social Work by check out our most recent Newsletter:

School of Social Work 2018 Year in Review

New Doctoral Program

The School of Social Work is proud to announce the Doctor of Social Work program launching the Fall of 2020. An information session will be held Thursday, February 20th at 6:00 pm in the University Center Fountain View Round Room (UC 350).

If you are not able to attend in person, we will be using Blue Jeans to allow you to video conference in to the session.

Meeting URL

Meeting ID
824 314 095

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