Who We Are
The School of Social Work is comprised of 18 faculty and 2 administrative staff members and over 120 BSW and 150 MSW students. Our mission emphasizes a commitment to reaching out to the region's most vulnerable populations with a commitment to a just and caring society, free of prejudice and oppression.
Our BSW and MSW degrees are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The BSW degree prepares social workers for beginning level (generalist) social work practice. The MSW is available via three plans of study - a two-year Full Time program, a three-year Part Time program, and an Advanced Standing program for highly qualified students that is completed over the course of one calendar year (summer, fall, and spring).
The School of Social Work views research as a critical means for advancing the mission of our profession. Most faculty participate in community-focused research that focuses on the needs of our state and region. Some of our current research focuses on mental health services, child welfare, violence against women, the service needs of the Latino community, HIC prevention, housing, homelessness, aging, and juvenile justice.
Community and professional leadership are important elements of our mission. Faculty members serve on a variety of local, state, and national boards and task forces.
Diversity Inventory - The School of Social Work prepares students to work in an increasingly diverse society. Click on the Diversity Inventory link for a list of faculty projects that reflect attention on this increasing diversity.
Where to Find Us
The School of Social Work is located in a suite of offices on the fourth floor of the College of Health and Human Services Building. Opened in January of 2007, our new 138, 000 square foot, $34 million dollar building has student lounges and state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms. Our address is:
The School of Social Work is the major supplier of social workers in the Charlotte region. We are proud of our students, faculty, and alumni. We invite you to explore this website and visit our campus facilities to learn more!