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 competent social workers and promote community well-being and social justice through teaching, scholarship, and service with special attention to vulnerable populations". We encourage you to visit our website and learn more about how the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte can address your educational needs.

UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Statement regarding House Bill 2

We, the faculty and staff of UNC Charlotte’s School of Social Work are committed to upholding our professional (NASW) Code of Ethics that states that we will respect the dignity and worth of all people, combat oppression in all its forms, and fight for social and economic justice (read more).

UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Anti-Racist Statement

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism and ethnic oppression. We focus on engaging and collaborating in teaching, service, and scholarship that challenges oppressive and unjust forces.  We work to reduce racial injustices both within the academy and the broader community.  The School of Social Work faculty, staff, and administrators are united in the pursuit to end racial and ethnic bias and to empower our students towards this collective goal.

We acknowledge that regardless of one’s own race or ethnicity, individuals are at various points along an anti-racist journey.  We also understand that bias can be unconscious or unintentional and that racism is the combination of social and institutional power plus racial prejudice.  Identifying these two specific forms of oppression and disparate outcomes does not automatically mean that those involved intended negative impact and having these conversations requires courage, respect, and compassion, and may not always be or seek to be comfortable. However, as an anti-racist and ethnically unbiased community we will purposefully strive to identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race, color, ethnicity and the impact(s) they have on students, faculty, and staff members.

We Stand Committed:

1.      To affirm explicitly and in united solidarity our identity as an anti-racist academic unit.

 2.      To individual and institutional exploration and examination of implicit bias and systemic advantage/oppression such that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the life and culture of the School of Social Work through our policies, programs, and practices as we continue to learn about racism and ethnic oppression.

 3.      To the development and implementation of strategies and best-practices that dismantle racism and ethnic oppression within all aspects of our academic unit, college, university, community, and society.


Professor Susan McCarter

Professor Susan McCarter Leads Charge on Racial Justice Reform
June 30, 2016

Susan McCarter has one of those personalities that draws one in. Even when she’s giving an academic presentation, the School of Social Work professor is warm, engaging and almost relentlessly cheerful. Still, when she starts talking about her research, her audience — regardless of its size or...


The School of Social Work receives CSWE Reaffirmation
June 20, 2016

At its June 2016 meeting, the Commission of Accreditation for CSWE determined that the BSW and MSW programs of UNC Charlotte School of Social Work are reaffirmed accreditation for 8 years.