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Students make their way to class early in the 2022 fall semester across the Court of North Carolina, with the 1911 Building as a backdrop.

Leading Change Together

Our school is home to a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and alumni. If you’re looking for a supportive community to build skills and knowledge for the honorable, challenging and rewarding field of social work, check us out.

Our Mission

The mission of the School 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 school emphasizes: professional ethics, social justice, diversity, and community engagement.

CHASS graduates celebrate graduation with family and friends at Talley. May, 2019. Photo by Marc Hall

In order to take ground breaking action on diversity, equity, and inclusion, at the School of Social Work, we are committed to filling the gaps for the 10,000 vacant social work positions in North Carolina by contributing to the workforce expansion of equity minded practitioners, advocates, healers, and leaders. I am excited to partner with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the larger community to envision our big picture and generate bigger ideas to help us advance this priority!

Yarneccia D. Dyson

School of Social Work, Head

One of the top-ranked social work programs in NC by U.S. News and World Report

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Over 330 Students

Approx. 180 BSW and 150 MSW Students

CSWE Accredited Program Through February 2029