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University of Tennessee College of Social Work



The College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee has a special mission to serve the needs of the state for advanced social work education. The College provides professional social work education programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students for social work practice and doctoral level graduate students for social work leadership, research, and academia.

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What Is

Social Work?

Social work is a unique profession: rich with meaning, action, and the power to make a positive difference in the world. Social workers are devoted to helping individuals, groups, and families in dealing with a variety of challenges such as abuse, addiction, discrimination, poverty, and more.

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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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Knoxville, Nashville, and around the world.

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Featured Events

Continuing education event Trauma-Informed Care with Justice-Involved Populations

Continuing Education: Trauma-Informed Care with Justice-Involved Populations with Ali Winters

April 4 | 5:00-6:30pm EST

Cost: $23
CEUs: 1.5

Continuing Education: Steps for Social Workers On An Anti-Oppressive Advocacy Journey
with Lyrica Fils-Aimé

April 19 | 11:00am-1:00pm EST

Cost: $30
CEUs: 2

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Student WorkshopWill Write For Change: the Use of Fictional and Non-Fictional Writing for Advocacy

April 28 | 12:00am-1:30pm EST

Available in Knoxville, Nashville, and Virtually

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Blood Done Sign My Name: 90 Minute Play and Post Show Talk Back – Mike Wiley

April 28 | 7pm EST

Student Union Auditorium, Room 180
Virtual Performance also available

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