The School is part of the College of Health and Human Services. We have a BSW Program and a MSW Program; both fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The accreditation occurred in 2008, and in 2016 we'll go through the reaccreditation process to gain another eight years of accreditation.
I have always believed that the School is the faculty and the faculty is the curriculum. If there is any truth to my belief, then we are a very rich School. The members of the faculty have years of practice experience in different service settings with a vast array of clients. They have studied and earned degrees at excellent universities, and now they bring their expertise and commitment to UNC Charlotte. There is not enough space on this webpage to catalog all the important research they have done and are doing, the excellence in teaching, and all the agencies and issues with which they are involved.
When considering one of our programs, one of the most critical factors to examine is the School's organizational culture. Our School has a positive, student-centered, vibrant culture emphasizing student involvement, community engagement and a steadfast commitment to serve vulnerable people in the Charlotte region. If you get a chance to visit us, you will feel the positive synergy and dedication among the faculty, staff, and students.
The faculty, the hard work, the students, and the synergy resulted in a giant leap in our national ranking. In 2008, the U.S. News and World Report ranked our MSW Program as 82nd in the country. In 2012, our ranking jumped to 66th in the country and second in the state. We continue to strive; we will only get better.