University of Tennessee - College of Social Work

    Jennifer Scagnelli, Director of Enrollment Services

    The University of Tennessee, with over 200 years of academic tradition, is Tennessee's premier institution of higher learning. The University is committed to excellence in education and challenges its students and faculty to excel in scholarship, in research, and in contributions to economic, social, and cultural development.

    The College of Social Work is committed to advancing the mission of The University of Tennessee as the state's land-grant, Flagship University, to provide a quality public education for the citizens of Tennessee through exemplary teaching, research, and service. The College of Social Work provides a professional social work education program that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for social work practice and doctoral level graduate students for social work research and academia.

    The College of Social Work includes these academic offerings:
    • The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program (On Campus)
    • The Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) Program (On Campus and Online)
    • Doctor of Social Work (DSW) in Advanced Clinical Practice and Leadership Program (Online)
    • The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a major in Social Work Program (On Campus)
    The College has established four academic concentrations that provide participants with competency certifications in the following areas of study.
    • Trauma Certificate Program
    • Veterinary Social Work Program
    • Gerontology Program
    • School Licensure Program

    The College supports these centers for research and service:
    • Children's Mental Health Services Research Center
    • Social Work Office of Research and Public Service

    Mission The educational mission of the college is accomplished by faculty committed to the use of teaching methods that support critical thinking and life-long learning. The college's research mission embraces interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarship that seeks to increase knowledge for the benefit of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Community outreach services are rendered by faculty, staff, and students who seek to enhance the quality of life for people and human systems in Tennessee, with particular concern for improving life conditions and promoting social justice for vulnerable populations.

    M.S.S.W., D.S.W., Ph.D.

    Gerontology, Veterinary Social Work, Trauma and School Social Work Licensure


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