School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University (FSU) prepares competent social work professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels, promotes life long learning and enhances the well-being of individuals, children and families residing in rural, urban and military communities throughout North Carolina, and globally.

The educational philosophy of our School of Social Work appreciates, affirms, validates, and unequivocally embraces the need to produce cutting edge graduates who are educated for evidence-based professional social work practice with all client groups. Moreover, due to our identity, history and legacy as an HBCU, we are particularly focused on the unique needs of people in Black families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Goal 1. Prepare students for advanced social work practice, research, and leadership by concentrating in children and family services or in mental health and substance abuse services.
Goal 2. Equip social work students with the knowledge, skills, and values to respond to the needs of oppressed and at-risk populations in a multicultural society.
Goal 3. Cultivate students' pursuit of lifelong learning by emphasizing participation in professional development, involvement in professional and community organizations.

Why Choose Social Work at FSU?

The School of Social Work has a unique contractual relationship, which provides national attention, with the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas to educate and produce military personnel with MSW degrees. All of our social work students 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.

The School of Social Work offers accredited Council on Social Work Education bachelor's and master's program designed to prepare professional social work leaders, practitioners, researchers and policymakers engaging at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Both programs infuse ethical and evidence-based practice to promote social and economic justice.

Our exemplary faculty members have impressive teaching qualifications and social work practice experiences. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community service. Faculty members value every student, and are invested in student learning. Students matriculate in an environment that promotes diversity and brings together faculty, field instructors, social work professionals, and students for collaborative learning.