Welcome to the School of Social Work

We are proud to be a diverse group of students, faculty, staff members, and alumni dedicated to the values and ideals of social work and social work education.The School offers both the BSW and MSW degree options.  Our mission is to prepare future social work professionals for leadership in areas of culturally-informed, community-engaged practice, policy, and research, with a particular emphasis on persistent and emerging social problems in rapidly diversifying urban areas locally, nationally, and globally.  We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about how the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte can address your educational and research needs.



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School of Social Work Wins $1.8 Million to Improve Access to Behavioral Health
September 21, 2017

The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand integrated care practices across the Charlotte region. Awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a sub-agency of HHS...

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Professor Lori Thomas Leads Workshop Examining Solutions to Homelessness
September 20, 2017

School of Social Work professor and homelessness expert Lori Thomas recently joined other advocates in Burlington, NC for “Students Facing Homelessness,” a workshop to educate the community on what Alamance and other counties are doing to end chronic homelessness. Thomas touted the "Housing...