Director's Message

Welcome to the webpage of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The historical roots of the Department date back to the 1970's when social work was part of a different department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Since that time, there has been tremendous progress. Quality has been the outcome.

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.

We are fortunate to be housed in one of the newest, technologically-equipped buildings on campus, conveniently located across the street from the Student Union. You'll easily see the copper dome on our building.

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, as of 2019 we had jumped 29 spots to 51st nationally. We continue to strive; we will only get better.

-Dr. Schnavia Hatcher