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School Offers Virtual Welcome Weekend Events

The UNC School of Social Work will host three virtual Welcome Weekend events next week, giving all MSW admitted applicants the opportunity to learn more about the MSW program. The virtual sessions are being offered due to the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who have been accepted to the program can register online HERE for one of the following sessions:
•    Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 – 8:00pm
•    Thursday, April 9, 10:00am – 12:30pm
•    Thursday, April 9, 2:00 – 4:30pm


New ways to continue our mission

graphic text - "Social Work, Now More Than Ever"How have programs and activities at UNC School of Social Work changed during the coronavirus pandemic? The most visible change has been in instructional programs. All classes have moved to remote instruction, often via the online Zoom app. Although field education on-site activities have stopped, field instructors and task supervisors are working with students to create alternative approaches to the field experience (for example, telephone interviews with clients). There have even been some adjustments in the grading system to provide faculty and students with more flexibility.


School to launch new 20-month Advanced Standing Program

Starting next year, working professionals will have a new opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in social work at UNC.

The School of Social Work is preparing to launch a new 20-month Advanced Standing Program. This program is designed for candidates who have graduated from an accredited BSW program, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Students would begin classes in January 2021 and complete the program in May 2022.


Heart of Social Fund honors those who inspired us

Heart of Social Work Fund graphic with heartsA new fund at UNC School of Social Work will honor faculty and staff and create a resource to help students with unexpected financial crises.

Kim Strom, the Smith P. Theimann Distinguished Professor for Ethics and Professional Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded the Heart of Social Work Fund with two purposes. Primarily, she wanted to recognize former colleagues who have been especially giving of their time in service of others.