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
  • Top 10ranking by U.S. News & World Report
  • 300MSW students enrolled annually
  • $14.5 millionin external awards, 2016-2017
  • Doctoral programis the only one of its kind in North Carolina