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Tennessee Graduate Social Work Schools with Master's and PhD Programs

Tennessee Graduate Social Work Schools with Master's and PhD Programs

College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville

This school is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and is considered to be one of the best schools for social work in the country. The vibrant urban setting gives much opportunity for students who want to get involved in a number of diverse communities and neighborhoods. The school offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs with a wide variety of concentrations and specialties. Faculty works closely with students to create a hands-on learning experience. Students are encouraged to work in the field in a number of different community organizations and non-profit groups. This school also offers programs for students who work full-time and may have families at home.

Master in Social Work:

This program prepares students who want to enter the social work field. Students begin with a core education that includes explorations of many key topics in the field of social work. Students may learn and discuss a number of key social work issues and topics such as economic inequality, social injustice and developing families and communities. Students are asked to choose a specific area of study. They may work in a clinical or macro field of study. Students work closely with faculty to develop and create independent projects. Students also participate in clinical fieldwork that allows them the experience to enhance their independent research and prepare them for the profession.

PhD in Social Work:

This program is for students who want to teach social work at the college and university level. This program is for students who have already earned master degrees in social work. Students begin with a more advanced education in core concepts. Students pick individual concentrations. They study policy and law. They also study a number of different communities and try to understand the effects of poverty and discrimination. Students also get experience as teachers. After completing this program, students go on to teach in distinguished social work schools. Others take jobs for the government at the federal and state level. They write policy and work in government agencies and organizations.

Contact Information:

Address: The University of Tennessee, College of Social Work, 1618 Cumberland Ave., 109 Henson Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-3333

Phone Number: (865) 974-3176

Middle Tennessee University Department of Social Work

This program is one of the newest in the country. The program was developed in 2009. The core of the program is based on social justice and community development. Students can choose from an array of concentrations and have much opportunity to participate in fieldwork, which acts as an effective training ground for aspiring professional.

Master in Social Work:

Students begin with a core education. They learn about social injustice, policy, and community organizations. Students learn about development at all levels in a community. Students choose a concentration and work closely with faculty. Students perform fieldwork in different organizations and community centers.

Contact Information:

Address: 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001

Phone Number: (615) 898-2300

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