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Department of Social Work


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FSU is the first HBCU in the country to collaborate with the US Army to offer a master's degree in social work to active duty soldiers. The FSU-Army MSW Program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is designed as a full-time accelerated MSW Program.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has been granted Initial Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)!  BSW Degree Program has been accepting students since Fall 2012!  


The Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program is consistent with the university's mission and institutional goals, and the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); is fully accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Salute to the Faculty and Staff!

Our Faculty


Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Perkins and Dr. Terri Moore Brown on their publication Parallels and Convergence of Social Engagement by Social Workers and the African American Church  Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 51-57. DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v2n2a3   

Mark Marquez
Congratulations to Drs. Mark R. Marquez, Terri Moore Brown, Chester D. Dilday, Tamara M. Woods, Gregory E. Perkins on their publication A Call for Military-Centric Social Work Education  Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 253-262. DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v2n2a15     


Congratulations  to Dr. Erica Campbell on her publication of "Using Critical Race Theory to Measure "Racial Competency" among Social Workers." Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 73-86. DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v2n2a5.    


 Forward March 2014 

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Perkins and Dr. Marquez on their presentation about "Trauma and Ethics In Working With Military Families" at the 5th Annual Forward March Conference. This conference has been instrumental in increasing public awareness of the unique challenges experienced by military families, especially in times of various changes and multiple conflicts.






Save the Date! 4th Annual Boots to Suits Conference- 30-31 March, 2016

2015 Current Trends Series - Lunch and Learn 

Fayetteville State University - Number 1 Choice

College Factual reviews colleges and universities and publishes the list online in order to help veterans and active duty service members identify schools that are likely to be supportive of them and their unique needs. It recently announced the top 10 colleges/universities for Veterans in the State.

Top 10 Veteran Colleges


Department of Social Work is awarded the federal contract to establish a Peace Corps Recruitment Office in the Department. Read More ...                                               

The Department of Social Work offers The Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies which meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) credential administered and is approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board. The LCAS credential is rapidly becoming the qualification of choice for managed care and insurance companies. Read More ...


The Military Professional, Personal and Family Development Program offers Military Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate! Read More ...


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has been granted Initial Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)!  BSW Degree Program has been accepting students since Fall 2012!  

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The 2015-2016 cohort of the Army-Fayetteville State University Master of Social Work students and their families donned their running shoes to help fight social injustice on Saturday, March 28.  The team participated in the Run 4 Hope 5K benefiting The San Antonio, Texas Rape Crisis Center. The funds gained will help to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. 

The team consisted of (from left to right) CPT Sam Ochinang and sons Tyler and Aaron, 1LT Kathryn Helland, 2LT Tae Kim, CPT Nickalous Korbut, ENS Clara Hoverman, ENS Caroline Gray, 2LT Devon Pilarowski and son Gavin, 2LT Shawna Politte, 1LT Ashley Thropp, and 2LT Patricia Mashburn and husband John (not pictured). 

Unique Opportunities

Our social work students have a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex features of military life and acquire skills that address the needs of service members, citizen soldiers, veterans and their families. FSU is located by Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world, and has provided educational opportunities to its service members for over three decades.

Ft. Sam Volunteer

As students from Cohort 1 class of 2013 of the Army-Fayetteville State University Masters in Social Work Class, we volunteered our time to serve as road guards and motivators for the Center for the Intrepid Mini-Triathlon event held on May 10, 2013. The event was a community based event held at Ft. Sam Houston to challenge functional abilities of Wounded Warriors, and increase motivation of Wounded Warriors and their Families receiving care at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). We helped setup and tear down tables, chairs, and shelter tents for the event. We were able to meet and encourage many of the participants.


Important Dates to Remember


Early Bird MSW Application will be accepted beginning October 15, 2015 for consideration for the Fall 2016 admission into the Master of Social Work Program. 

Deadline for all applications for consideration for the Fall 2016 admission into the Master of Social Work Program is January 15, 2016.

Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered. 

(Notice: While every attempt has been made to assure that this website contains correct and updated information, the university reserves the right to alter the policies, rules, regulation procedures and the Department of Social Work at any time.)




Social Work in the Community


The MSC Navy Social Work Program has developed the Health Sciences Collegiate Program (HSCP) to assist with increasing the number of active duty Navy Social Workers. This is a two year post-Master's program which allows a candidate to obtain their social work license while on active duty.

For more information please contact Navy Medical Officer Recruiter Chief Delton Carmon at 252-373-4009 or


 Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8 am -5 pm

Phone: 910-672-1210/1334

Fax: 910-672-1755


Contact Us 

Department of Social Work
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
Lauretta J. Taylor Building, Room 223


Dr. Terri Moore Brown
Department Chair

Dr. Gregory Perkins   
Assistant Department Chair 
Graduate Coordinator

Col. Jennifer Humphries
Director Off Campus
MSW Program
Fort Sam Houston,TX

Dr. Dexter Freeman
Assistant Director Off Campus
MSW Program
Fort Sam Houston,TX

Dr. Sharon E. Williams
BSW Program Director

Ms. Densie Lucas
Director of Field Education

Dr. Tamara Woods
BSW Field Coordinator

Dr. Oliver Johnson
Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies Coordinator

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