About Our MSW Program
We launched our Master of Social Work (MSW) Program in 2005. We are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
As a graduate student here, you will gain:
- knowledge and the skills to respond to a wide range of human difficulties in a variety of settings.
- an ethical commitment to advocate for under-served and oppressed populations.
- the ability to respond creatively to the need for additional programs and resources.
Ranked Among the Top 100 Graduate Social Work Programs
U.S. News & World Report, 2016 (Best College Rankings), 2016 (Best Business Schools) and 2015 (Best Grad Schools)More About Our Rankings
HRSA Grant Aids Graduate Student Support
Addressing Shortage of Mental Health Professionals
NC State receives three-year, $1.1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).
Our graduate students benefit from working alongside faculty who are conducting research that matters.
Aware that professionals who can provide mental health and addiction treatment services to young adults – particularly in rural areas – are in short supply, our faculty leaders created the Behavioral Health Scholars Education and Training (BHSET) initiative.
The BHSET initiative focuses on integrating mental health care and physical health care. It provides MSW students who are interested in mental health or addiction treatment among adolescent populations with intensive, innovative education, training and internships. MSW students who are selected and participate in the BHSET program are eligible for a $10,000 stipend.
Our Accreditation More information of the Assessment of Practice Competencies
Since February 2009, our MSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program was reaccredited for eight years in February 2013. The CSWE Commission on Accreditation is the sole body authorized to accredit social work education programs in the United States.
Advanced Generalist Practice Model
Our MSW program equips students with the skills for advanced generalist practice in leadership roles. The advanced generalist model is designed for preparing practitioners with:
- The knowledge and the skills to respond to a wide range of human difficulties and diverse client populations in a multitude of settings.
- An ethical commitment to advocate for under-served and oppressed populations.
- The ability to respond creatively to the need for additional programs and services.
Applying our practice
Research, Advocacy and Clinical Practice
MSW students develop the skills to practice in a variety of social work settings. In the classroom and in the community, students conduct independent research, learn clinical skills and treatment models to engage in policy advocacy and administration.
MSW News – Social Work News More Stories
Social Work Alumna Highlight: Sgt. Renae Lockhart, MSW
(Featured image, Sgt, Lockhart (right) with MSW intern at the Raleigh Police Department – North District) Sgt. Renae Lockhart, MSW, a graduate of the NC State Department of Social Work […]
Maintaining a History of Excellence: The Department of Social Work at NC State's Masters of Social Work Program
Since the inception of the MSW program in 2009, the Department of Social Work has implemented several changes to the degree program. The program offered both a full-time and a […]
Spring 2016 Graduation Ceremony Video and Photos
We would like to congratulate all of our Spring 2016 BSW and MSW Graduates on completing their degrees! Please use this link to view the video of our Spring 2016 […]
Masters Students Present Capstone Projects
On April 21, the Department of Social Work hosted a poster session in Caldwell Lounge. Advanced-year social work students presented conference-style posters describing their year-long capstone projects, which included needs […]