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Ranked #1 MSW and #2 BSW in North Carolina

Ranked by Median Graduate Salary

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Our department is home to a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

If you’re looking for a supportive, enriching community in which to gain the skills and perspectives that will prepare you for the honorable, challenging and rewarding field  of social work, check us out.

We offer both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program as well as a Master of Social Work (MSW) program that include a traditional two-year MSW option and an advanced standing one-year MSW course of study. 

At NC State, we prepare social workers for careers where they will make a difference in individual lives as well as in our society as a whole.


Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Social Work at NC State University is to prepare students for
practice that addresses social, economic, cultural, demographic, and political changes affecting
individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Through teaching, advising,
research, and scholarship, the department emphasizes:

  • professional ethics,
  • social justice,
  • diversity, and
  • community engagement

Ranked Among the Top 100 Graduate Social Work Programs

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