School of Social Work

Inspiring faculty, high-impact field placements, collaborative projects — at our top-ranked School of Social Work, you have all the resources for success as you prepare for a professional career in social work practice, research or education.

School of Social Work graduate in cap and gown.

A century of leadership, a legacy of service

Founded in 1920, the School of Social Work is consistently ranked as one of the best in the nation. Through innovative research that improves practice and enhances education, we search for solutions to challenges that include poverty, mental health, violence and substance abuse. We prepare social workers to make a difference.

Facts & Figures

  • 120+field experiences offered by state, national and international agencies
  • 5thBest Graduate School in the United States by US News & World Report
  • 300MSW students enrolled annually
  • $14.5in external awards, 2016-2017
  • Doctoral programis the first one of its kind in North Carolina
  • 100North Carolina counties served by students, faculty and alumni
  • $400,000in scholarships received by MSW students in 2017-2018