The below message has been posted on the UA Little Rock website and sent to all faculty, staff, and students. The School of Social Work has created an additional page with resources at We will post additional updates as they become available.
March 12, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
At UA Little Rock, the education, health and well-being of our students and community is a top priority.
  • Effective immediately, face-to-face classes will migrate to online – until further notice.
  • Effective immediately, on-campus events are canceled through April 30, unless written authorization is granted by the vice chancellor.
  • Out of state travel is suspended and visits from out of state guests to campus are canceled through April 30.
  • At this time, campus offices, residences and dining services remain open until further notice.
Please stay safe and we’ll continue to keep you updated on how this rapidly evolving situation may impact our campus moving forward.

Our program has a long-standing commitment to social workers and citizens in Arkansas. In addition to being the longest running program in Arkansas, the School of Social Work graduates more social work students than any other social work program in Arkansas and is one of the fastest growing programs on the UA Little Rock campus. In addition, we are the only university in Arkansas to offer both a bachelors and a masters program in online and face-to-face formats.


Are You Looking To Get Your First Degree?

Are you a recent high school graduate or coming back to school to complete a degree for the first time? Then one of these areas may be right for you.
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Bachelor of Social Work

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Online Bachelor of Social Work

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Bachelor of Social Work (2+2)

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Minor in Social Work

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Minor in Gerontology


Are You Looking To Earn A Graduate-Level Degree Or Additional Certification?

Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in social work or another area, but you’re looking to earn a master’s level degree or additional certification to advance your career? Then check out one of the graduate-level certificates offered below.

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Master of Social Work

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Online Master of Social Work

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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology


Gain Real-World Experience Through Field Practice

Some of the most important learning you will experience happens outside of the classroom. Field practice allows our students to gain valuable hands-on training with people of need while using their progressive skills in social work. It is a chance for students to learn and make mistakes in a supportive environment where they can apply their expertise and intellectual perspective with new clients. Below you will find more information about the School of Social Work’s field practice including manuals, forms, and announcements. For more information, select your role below.
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For Students

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For Field Liaisons

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For Field Instructors



At the heart of the School of Social Work is a diverse community of students. We like to take time to honor those individuals by highlighting their outstanding character, exceptional achievements, intellectual pursuits, and talented leadership across our programs. The School of Social Work is pleased to showcase some of these extraordinary students by sharing their unique stories on our homepage.

Student Spotlight

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Roger Powell

Master of Social Work Student

I admire the proficiency level of our faculty and staff. I believe students have the best in the field working on their behalf. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, conducive for learning and getting involved. Students have the opportunity to be involved in every level within our School. One thing in particular that I love about the School is that it stays abreast of laws and policies that overall effect the community at large and what’s taught in the classroom is also demonstrated in the field.

The School of School of Social Work incites community engagement by evoking the student body to be aware of the needs within our surrounding community. I have accomplished much more than I have ever imagined because of the continual encouragement and support from the social work student body and the administrative staff. The School of Social Work is a community and to me, that’s one of its greatest strengths. You’re empowered and given the social work mantle to go and change lives for the better.

UA Little Rock Student Social Work Organization


The School of Social Work has a vibrant, engaged student social work group. Members are drawn from the undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) programs. Meetings are held regularly throughout the semester.

The Student Social Work Organization’s mission is to represent, lead and unify the student body within the School of Social Work, to decide and act responsibly for the students’ interests and to work with the Faculty and Administration within the School of Social Work and of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the pursuit of our mutual interests and more.

What Our Students Are Saying

I have gained so much knowledge and growth in the BSW program at UA-Little Rock, and I am looking forward to a very rewarding career in social work.

— Kevin Smith


The faculty in the School of Social Work understand your needs as a student and are dedicated to your success in the field and toward future career opportunities. Our nationally acclaimed faculty and staff bring their comprehensive skills and expertise to create an engaging and authentic classroom experience. We believe in creating more than just a student; we strive to create long-lasting friendships that will help encourage student success and growth long after you receive that diploma. The School of Social Work is built on the foundation of support, community, and teaching where our faculty and students can earnestly work together to thrive in their career field of choice.

Meet Our Coordinators

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May Atkins

BSW Program Coordinator

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David Namir

BSW Field Coordinator

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Catherine Crisp, Ph.D.

MSW Coordinator, Associate Professor

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Elizabeth Fowler, LCSW

MSW Field Coordinator

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Rosalie Otters, Ph.D.

Gerontology Coordinator, Associate Professor



MidSOUTH is the community service unit of the UA Little Rock School of Social Work. MidSOUTH provides leadership, training, and product support in the areas of addiction, child welfare, technology, distance learning, and organizational development. MidSOUTH has five training locations across the state. For more information about MidSOUTH’s programs and services, please explore their website or call 501-296-1920.


Recent News and Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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Get Involved

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Give Back



We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have about our available programs. Use the form below to submit your inquiries to the School of Social Work program coordinators or call us at 501-569-3240.

  • Please let us know if you are a high school student considering attending UA Little Rock, a transfer student, a current student at UA Little Rock, etc.
  • If you are currently attending UA Little Rock, please include your T# in your correspondence with us.
    Which program(s) would you like more information about?
  • What semester term do you have questions about?
  • What year do you have questions about?
  • What questions do you have for our social work coordinators?