Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

The vision of the School of Social Work is to foster optimal health and well-being, equal human rights and a just society.

Program Mission

The program mission of the School of Social Work is to prepare future social work professionals for leadership in areas of culturally-informed, community-engaged practice, policy, and research, with a particular emphasis on persistent and emerging social problems in rapidly diversifying urban areas locally, nationally and globally.

Who We Are

The School of Social Work is comprised of 21 faculty and 2 administrative staff members and over 123 BSW and 182 MSW students.


Our BSW and MSW degrees are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  The BSW degree prepares social workers for beginning level (generalist) social work practice.  The MSW is available via three plans of study - a 2-Year Full Time program, a 3-Year program and a 1-Year Advanced Standing program for highly qualified students that is completed over the course of one calendar year (summer, fall and spring).


The School of Social Work views research as a critical means for advancing the mission of our profession.  Most faculty participate in community-focused research that focuses on the needs of our state and region.  Some of our current research focuses on mental health services, child welfare, violence against women, the service needs of the Latino community, HIV research, housing, homelessness, aging, and juvenile justice.


Community and professional leadership are important elements of our mission.  Faculty members serve on a variety of local, state and national boards and task forces. 

Diversity Inventory

The School of Social Work prepares students to work in an increasingly diverse society.  Click on the Diversity Inventory link for a list of faculty projects that reflect attention on this increasing diversity.

Where to Find Us

The School of Social Work is located in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Building.  On the Campus Map, that is Building #63.


UNC Charlotte
College of Health & Human Services
School of Social Work
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
Telephone (704) 687-7931/(704) 687-7938
Fax (704) 687-1658

An Invitation

The School of Social Work is the major supplier of social workers in the Charlotte region.  We are proud of our students, faculty and alumni.  We invite you to explore this website and visit our campus facilities to learn more!