Greetings from the Director

Welcome to the UNC Wilmington School of Social Work website.

The School of Social Work prepares students to make a difference in the world through direct practice with individuals, couples, families, and communities; policy analysis and advocacy; and social work research. Our students are trained to help people discover and build upon their resources and strengths, and those in their environment, to meet the challenges of poverty, discrimination, health and mental health issues, and other difficult life situations. UNCW social work graduates are working in social work, health, and mental health agencies in Southeast North Carolina, throughout the state, and across the country.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program educates students for generalist practice with diverse populations, while the Master of Social Work (MSW) program offers training in advanced clinical practice. The BSW Program admits approximately 70 students on the main campus each year, and 40 students are admitted annually into the BSW Program on the UNCW Onslow County Extension campus in Jacksonville, NC. The MSW Program admits 50 students each year, 25 into the 2-year MSW program, and 25 into the 3 year (Part-Time) MSW program..

The School has 16 full-time faculty members and 8 part-time faculty members, as well as 1 full time staff member. Faculty members are very involved in the community, providing consultation and training for human service staff and serving on the advisory and governing boards of local human services, health, and mental health agencies to human services agencies in the region. Faculty members are involved in scholarship centered on social work intervention and education, with a specific focus on strengths-based practice and vulnerable populations.

Please explore our site and learn about the degree programs, scholarship, and service at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


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