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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 candidacy status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)!  BSW Degree Program has been accepting students since Fall 2012!  

BSW Outcome Data 2013 - 2014

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     

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.    

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Congratulations  to Dr. Sharon E. Williams, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols and Nadia L. Williams on their joint publication "Public Child Welfare Workers' Perception of Efficacy Relative to Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills, Journal of Children and Youth Services Review (UCLA). DOI information: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.08.002.

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon E. Williams for her appointment to the City of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, Commission on Human Relations.  The Commission on Human Relations studies problems of discrimination in any or all fields of human relationships and encourages fair treatment and mutual understanding among all racial, ethnic, sex and age groups. The commission promotes programs and seeks solutions to these problems.


Dr. Gregory E. Perkins, Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor, the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University  accepted an invitation by the General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to represent his class within the Alumni Processional delegation on University Day. University Day took place on October 12, 2013, and it marked the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation's first state university building.  University Day became the traditional inauguration day for new chancellors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill installed  Dr. Carol L. Folt as its 11th chancellor on their University Day.

Congratulations Dr. Perkins on his presentation titled "An Evaluation of Community based Intervention Strategies to Reduce Rule-breaking and Aggressive Behaviors in High Risk and Juvenile Delinquent Youth"  to Argosy University's AUO first semi-annual virtual psychology research conference.

CoDr. Corbinngratulations to Dr. Dennis Corbin for being awarded a grant from the Psychiatry/Cork Institute Historical Black Colleges and Universities -Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE) in Behavioral Health for his proposal entitled "FSU Prevention and Health Assessment Project (PHAP).  This project is an effort to promote mental health awareness and screenings on HBCU campuses. 

Dr. Corbin will also be presenting at the National Association of Black Social Workers 46th Annual National conference in Indianapolis, IN on April 15-19, 2014.  His presentation is entitled "HIV/AIDs: Older African Americans and Utilization of Primary Care Services". 

norma jones

Congratulations to Dr. Norma Gray Jones on her publication titled "African Americans and Genetic Research, Risk Versus Benefit: Implications for the Profession of Social Work" appeared in Social Work in Public Health, 26:4, 380-391.

Mark Marquez

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Marquez for his recent publication Economic Recession and Domestic Abuse in L. L. Finley (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Domestic violence and abuse (1st Ed,  Vol, pp 127-130), Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Marquez for his publication "Not Just about Post traumatic Stress Disorder: A Call for Military-Centric Social Work". Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(8), 960-970. doi:10.1080/10911359.


Dr. Oliver Johnson

Congratulations on the publication of a refereed journal article entitled Traumatic Grief among African American Soldiers Exposed to Combat: Implications for Social Work Education with a specific focus on enhancing military social work practice with trauma-affected African American combat veterans.



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.






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 ...


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

Read More ...

Open publication - Free publishing - More social work



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

(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.)


Early Bird MSW Application will be accepted beginning October 15, 2014 for consideration for the Fall 2015 admission into the Master of Social Work Program. 

Deadline for all applications for consideration for the Fall 2015 admission into the Master of Social Work Program is January 15, 2015.

Incomplete Applications Will Not Be Considered. 

Congratulations to the Fayetteville State University Department of Social Work

On October 3, 2013 during the Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, ServiceSource North Carolina Regional Office presented the Outstanding Community Partner of the Year Award  to Dr. Terri Moore Brown for demonstrating exceptional commitment to ServiceSource employment and rehabilitation programs.

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On June 28, 2013 during the 2013 National Media Summit and HBCU Awards Ceremony honoring historically Black colleges and universities, the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University received the 2013 HBCU Award for Best Social Work Program from the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc. The purpose of the event was to recognize HBCU academic programs that produced an extraordinary collection of HBCU headlines of regional and national importance as well as individuals and institutions which best exemplified the value of HBCUs. Jackson State University, located in Jackson, Mississippi, hosted the event. Dr. Terri Moore-Brown, Department Chair, was present to accept the award. FSU Department of Social Work competed with social work program nominees Tennessee State University, Clark Atlanta University and Delaware State University.
"This Award could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of both the faculty and staff within the Department of Social Work" - Dr. Terri Moore Brown, Chair

Congratulations !

To our faculty and graduates at the Army-FSU MSW program.  The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment has devoted an entire issue to Military Social Work and Behavioral Health.  Aptly titled "Special Issue: Social and Behavioral Health in the Military: Responding to the Needs of Soldiers and their Families in the Post 9/11 Environment."  The Army-FSU MSW faculty involved with this journal include: Dr Norma Jones (Special Edition Editor), Dr Larry Applewhite and Mr Reginald Howard. Read More ...
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Social Work in the CommunityAdmin Team and Dr. Q at Elizabeth Cashwell

Department of Social Work, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols (aka, Dr. Q),

The guest speaker of the Parent University which took place at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School on Thursday, November 21, 2013 was none other than our very own Dr. Quienton L. Nichols.  Dr. Nichols spoke to parents on how to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles.

To read the full article please visit the Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary website

Dr. Nichols at Cashwell

Department of Social Work, Dr. Quienton L. Nichols (aka, Dr. Q), visited Cashwell Elementary on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 to speak with the members of the new Young Men of Distinction mentoring club.

Young Men of Distinction provides mentors for students, helps develop and maintain positive self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and help students make positive decisions that will follow them to middle school and into their adult life.

Fourth and fifth grade boys are eligible to participate based on referral for excellence in leadership and citizenship, and recommendations must be made by teachers and/or parent and approved by an administrator.

Click here to watch Dr. Q on the Tiger Cub Broadcast (can be viewed beginning at 6:23 and ends at 9:05)

Courtesy of Kenneth Josef at Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary School

Densie LucasWe Salute You Ms. Densie Lucas, on the winning a spot on the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen
Ms. Lucas was quoted as saying "Regardless of who wins, we're going to all try to work together for the good of the town," prior to winning a spot on the Spring Lake Board of Alderman.

 Fort Sam Houston

FSU-Army Master of Social Work

 Fort Sam Houston


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


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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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