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School launches Graduate Certificate Program in Global Transmigration

Starting this fall, the School of Social Work will launch a new program that aims to better prepare students for working with immigrant populations.

Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Certificate in Global Transmigration—a program that is open to all UNC graduate students who wish to acquire a specialization in issues of human migration, immigration, transnational migration, or refugee work, whether internationally or domestically focused.

MSW program ranked in Top 5 by US News & World Report

The UNC School of Social Work's Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been named one of the top 5 social work programs in the country, in the latest rankings by US News and World Report for the 2013 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." 

Go to South Africa with the School of Social Work

Applications are being accepted through Friday, March 16 for our summer study abroad trip to South Africa. Scheduled for May 24–June 9, the course is entitled “Transformations Within the New South Africa.”
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School to launch social enterprise venture, The Middle Space

Professor Gary Nelson has long advocated for ideas that embrace social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Now he and his colleagues are preparing to launch a new venture that they say will not only fill a community need but hopefully, bring in some additional funding that can be reinvested to help the UNC School of Social Work better meet its mission.

Experts gather at UNC to tackle “wicked problems” of child welfare

Dozens of child welfare experts gathered at the UNC School of Social Work recently, for the first in series of national meetings aimed at forging solutions to keep children safe and healthy.

Because of their complexity, the field has deemed certain challenges “wicked problems.” The term was coined to describe tricky policy problems that defy ordinary solutions.