Social Work


The Department of Social Work prepares students to become generalist social work practitioners adept at working with diverse populations. We are committed to providing an experience that enables students to apply the profession's knowledge, values and skills to promote social and economic justice.

Degree Programs

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Social Work, B.S.W.

The Social Work B.S.W. provides a comprehensive study of social welfare systems, social work as a profession, social policy analysis, human behavior, the social environment, and practice methods, as well as an evaluation of practice and a field placement practicum.  Students finish the program with the skills needed for entry-level professional social work practice.

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Social Work, M.S.W.

The Social Work M.S.W. program is a two-year, full-time program that prepares students to be advanced generalist practice leaders who deliver culturally competent services on local, national and global levels. We offer a traditional, advanced standing track that prepares students for micro-, mezzo- and macro-level practice.

Get Involved

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B.S.W. Social Work Society

At NCCU, we care about our students' health and wellness needs and support them in being at their best in all ways!

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M.S.W. Graduate Student Association

The M.S.W. Graduate Student Association acts as a liaison between students and faculty to ensure the satisfaction and scholarship of graduate students. This student-led organization also develops internal programs and offers networking and professional development opportunities.

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Transforming Social Work Through Mentorship (TSTM)

The mission of TSTM is to guide and engage social work students to become professional social workers. Mentors will be able to inspire and lead by example through ethical and transformative collaboration with mentees.

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Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

The Phi Alpha Honor Society provides a closer bond among social work students and promotes humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

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Eagle Advocate Newsletter

The Eagle Advocate is published every Fall and Spring semester, highlighting students, faculty, alumni and special events.

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Here is a place to share your contact information and your successes, see career opportunities from companies soliciting our alumni and see opportunities for giving back to our social work program.

University Resources

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Writing Studio

The Writing Studio offers in-person, online, daytime, evening and weekend services to support the NCCU community in the craft and process of writing when it fits your schedule best.

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Speaking Studio

The Speaking Studio offers speech consultations, classroom presentations and instructional workshops, speech reviews and constructive feedback.

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NCCU Campus Pantry

The NCCU Campus Pantry is a free resource to reduce the burden of food insecurity for the NCCU campus community.

Support Us by Giving

Thank you for supporting the Social Work Department. Please complete the online donation form to show your support. Your support of NCCU helps to ensure that students succeed academically and that faculty have the resources to develop and deliver market-ready curriculums. Please make sure to select the Social Work Program in the dropdown. Your gift will make a difference!


Crayton, Blenda R

Chair, Department of Social Work and MSW Program Director

Social Work

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McDowell, Douglas

Administrative Support Associate

Social Work

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