Mission of the School of Social Work

The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment. The School produces graduates who apply their knowledge and skills to improve the Urban quality of life in Mississippi, the nation, and the world. Through their work, graduates empower vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates are expected to demonstrate serious concern for economic, political, and social justice through practice, continuing education, and research.

Academic Programs
The School offers three programs: Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. in Social Work.

Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Ph.D. Program in Social Work

JSUSSW Statement on Professional Licensing


The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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The Ph.D. in Social Work Program is affiliated with the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE).


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The School also houses the Mississippi Child Welfare Institute.

Mississippi Child Welfare Institute

Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference February 4-5, 2021 (Virtual Conference)




















MCWIC 2021 Call for Papers: https://forms.gle/6WRaBtu6BDMV5q6cA



Scholarship Opportunities

Gwendolyn Spencer Prater Scholarship

Mary S. Nelums Scholarship


http://youtu.be/oeAH7pF6olo  2017 JSU Bachelor of Social Work Spring Graduate Video

Program Assessment/SLO

BSW Program SLOs 2018

MSW Program SLOs 2018