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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).

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Salute to the Students, Faculty and Staff!
Our Students

Congratulation to our  2016-2017 Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse scholarship recipients Ms. Mechele Avery and Mr. Tommy Gordon during their enrollment in the Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies.

Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship recipients Greg Schell (BSW) and Rocha Holland (MSW) for maintaining a GPA above 3.5 and serving to our military/veteran population!   

Congratulations to Ms. Karnella M. Fobbs, McNair Scholar! 

Congratulation to our  2015-2016 Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse scholarship recipients Ms. Tara Hollingsworth-Pruitt and Ms. Kayla Johnson during their enrollment in the Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies.

Our Faculty

Congratulations to Dr. Larry Applewhite for his publication "Exploring the Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Soldiers Seeking Behavioral Health Care During a Combat Deployment." Military Medicine-International Journal of AMSUS, 181(10), pp 1275-1280.

Congratulations to Dr. Quienton Nichols for his publication Interprofessional practice in healthcare: Experiences of a faculty learning community, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30:4, 523-525, DOI: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1150259 and his article co-authored with Dr. Molly Williams, An Exploration of the Attitudes, Subjective-Norms & Knowledge (ASK) of Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Students' Intentions and Behaviors toward Sustainability published in International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research (2016), Volume 4, Issue (8): 31- 37

Congratulations to Dr. Erica Campbell on her publication "Racializing intimate partner violence among Black, Native American, Asian American and Latina women". International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), 64-77

Congratulations to Drs. Terri Moore Brown, Mark Marquez, Gregory Perkins, and Dorrance Kennedy, D for their publication The Value of a Social Work Degree: Public Social Service Agency Directors' Views, Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 3(2), pp. 1-6.

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. 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.


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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.

Governor's Working Group

Engaged Spring 2016

Career Opportunities

Department of Social Work invites applicants to apply for the following positions. You may click on the job titles for description. Please visit Human Resource's webpage to apply.

Assistant/Associate Professor  - Director of BSW Program
Assistant/Associate Professor
Director of Field Education/Lecturer

Don't miss our our 2016-2017 Faculty Lecture Series! It will showcase several of Department of Social Work faculty special areas of expertise and research. The topics in lecture series will explore important issues concerning social work today. Click here to open the flyer in a new window.

Lecture series

Department of Social Work faculty presents to address the Veterans and Military Business Resource Group at Delhaize/Food Lion.  The workshop, titled "Working with Military Families", focused on the unique challenges of service members and the difficulties their families face as a result of deployments, frequent moves and the anxieties of military service.

HBCU Award

Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University was recognized as the Best Social Work Program and received the 2016 HBCU Award. This is the second time the department received this award. First HBCU Award for Best Social Work Program was received in 2013. You may watch the award ceremony here ... 


Congratulations to our graduate and current social work intern 1LT Natalia R. Wade for her publication titled "Integrating Cognitive Processing Therapy and Spirituality for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military" and our faculty Dr. Dexter Freeman for his publication titled "Family Circles: Assessing Family and Spiritual Connections with Military Clients" in Social Work & Christianity (SWC). SWC is a refereed journal published quarterly by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) to support and encourage the growth of social workers in the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional practice.

Please click on the link to view the Social Work & Christianity journal.


Important Dates  
First day of class / Late registration begins       August 16, 2016
Registration for Spring 2017 begins                  November 7, 2016
Fall Commencement                                          December 10, 2016

Early Bird MSW Application will be accepted beginning October 15, 2016 for consideration for the Fall 2017 admission into the Master of Social Work Program. 

Deadline for all applications for consideration for the Fall 2017 admission into the Master of Social Work Program is January 15, 2017. Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered. 

Our MSW Program offers classes at night, on Saturdays and on-line.  There are no day time classes.

(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.)

Upcoming Major Events


CSWE 62nd Annual Program Meeting- November 3-6, 2016


Congratulations to Dr. Terri Moore-Brown & Dr. Gregory Perkins on their proposal acceptance for the 2016 Annual Program Meeting (APM). 




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

LTC Nathan Keller 
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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