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.
Application Deadline Extended Until February 15th, 2017!
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.
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.
MSW News – Social Work News More
Record Turnout for the Department of Social Work's 2017 Volunteer/Career Fair!
On Monday, January 23, 2017 the Department of Social Work held its bi-annual Annual Volunteer/Career Fair. Students and faculty gathered in the Caldwell Lounge to meet the various representatives in […]
The Department of Social Work Hosts First Annual Homecoming Celebration
On Friday, October 28th, Department of Social Work at NC State held its First Annual Homecoming Celebration and Open House. The free event, which was hosted in the Atrium of […]
Social Work Faculty Member Invited to Present in Seoul, Korea
During the summer of 2016, Dr. Casstevens attended the William Glasser Institute's international conference. The organization is named in honor of Dr. William Glasser, who developed reality therapy and choice […]
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 […]