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NC State's MSW Program Ranked 16th in Affordability
An article in the online resource Social Work Degree Guide lists NC State University as number 16 among the most affordable MSW programs in the United States. [...]
Dr. Silvia Cu Visits, Discusses "Hambre Cero" Program in Guatemala
Last Month, the Global Health Initiative, Study Abroad and the Department of Social Work co-hosted a presentation by Dr. Silvia Cu. [...]
Social Work Professor Linda Williams Honored for Undergraduate Advising
Last Month, Professor Linda Williams, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, received the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Adviser Award for her outstanding undergraduate advising [...]
A World Where All People Matter: Future Trends in Practice with Older Adults
Social Workers, Educators, Human Services Professionals and Community Members are invited to attend our annual Spring Symposium on March 26, 2014. As the United States is experiencing growth in the number of older adults in our society, so too are we in North Carolina. [...]

Welcome to the North Carolina State University Department of Social Work

Our social work program was one of the first in the State of North Carolina. The year 2014 will mark our 40th Anniversary of being a CSWE accredited social work program.  Over the years, we have grown in size, structure and functioning as an academic unit. This growth and expansion would not have been possible without the success of our graduates.  The Department of Social Work offers a BSW and an MSW degree. We seek to provide students with the knowledge, values and skills to respond competently to the aspirations and service needs of diverse populations and to the contexts that shape the needs of the clients and service delivery systems locally, nationally and globally. Our students are educated and trained in a generalist social work model with a particular focus on social and economic justice.

Our community of faculty scholars represents a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We are very involved in micro, mezzo, and macro level practice, conducting research, providing consultation, supervision and  training for human service staff, and serving on local, regional and national boards.

You are invited to explore our website and learn about our degree offerings, support for students, and service to NC State University and the community at large.

Professor Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Department Head 
John A. Hartford Faculty

Social Work News

Master of Social Work Alumni Appointed Director of Clinical Services for HD Reach

Huntington's Disease: a degenerative genetic disorder which affects the brain and muscle coordination and later on leads to psychiatric problems such as depression, psychosis and apathy. Named after Dr. George Huntington in 1872, Huntington's Disease (HD) is now recognized as being one of the more common genetic disorders. In fact, more than a quarter of a million of Americans are [...]

Claudia Kearney personifies NC State's commitment to serve. As a staff trainer for the college's Center for Family and Community Engagement, she provides outreach and training to all of North Carolina's 100 counties. Kearney and four other NC State staff members have earned recognition from the university's Awards for Excellence program. [...]