The establishment of the School of Social Work was authorized by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning, on July 21, 1994.
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.
The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Ph.D. in Social Work Program is affiliated with the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE).