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University of Tennessee College of Social Work

About Us

Change Happens Here

We are dedicated to shaping versatile and impactful social workers through our comprehensive CSWE accredited programs offered both in-person at our Knoxville and Nashville campuses, as well as online. From our BSSW, MSSW, DSW, and PhD programs, to our certificate offerings and continuing education events to earn CEU’s, we help cultivate passionate social workers. Going beyond the classroom, we actively engage in groundbreaking research, tackling critical social issues helping to empower individuals and transform communities. Our esteemed faculty bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the classroom and prepare you to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Join us, and together, let’s create a world where change happens here.

Want to be part of the change?

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What Is

Social Work?

Social workers are catalysts for change, tackling societal issues such as poverty, inequality, and discrimination. They provide support, advocacy, and resources to individuals and families facing challenges, while also addressing systemic barriers that perpetuate social problems. Social work encompasses a wide range of settings, from schools and hospitals to corporate HR, advocacy, and even professional sports teams.

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Certificates and Licenses

The College of Social Work offers multiple specialized certificate programs to MSSW students and Post-Graduate professionals

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Featured Events

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Career Coaching with Corbett
LinkedIn Profile

April 16 | 5:30-6:30pm ET

  • Intentionally commit to your excellence – show up, engage, and move your career forward.
  • Learn why social workers need a Linkedin profile – this is your professional footprint.
  • Ask specific questions and obtain realtime mentoring and advice.

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Field Instructor Appreciation Breakfast & Awards – Knoxville

April 19 | 8:30-12:00pm ET
Location: The Foundry
747 World’s Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN

Guest Speaker: Christy Hickman, LCSW
An Introduction to Critical Conversations (2 Contact Hours)

Latest News From The College

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