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College of 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. If this is something that speaks to you, we encourage you to explore the academic programs we offer as well as the research being done by our faculty.

College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 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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Dr. Camille Hall appointed Associate Dean

Dr. Camille Hall

The UTK College of Social Work is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Camille Hall has accepted an appointment as the first Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion.


Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Stop Racism

The College of Social Work commits itself to the continued work of addressing anti-Black prejudice, white supremacy, and institutional discrimination within our own College, our university, and ourselves.


Post Graduate Trauma Certificate Available

Now Available: Post Graduate Trauma Certificate. Designed for those with graduate degrees who have interest in increasing knowledge and skills to deal with trauma and trauma recovery.