UA Little Rock School of Social Work

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 bachelor’s and a master’s 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.

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.

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.

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


Our Coordinators

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May Atkins

BSW Program Coordinator, Instructor

Office: Ross Hall 401 D
Phone: 501-569-3098

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David Namir

BSW Field Coordinator, Instructor

Office: Ross Hall 401M
Phone: 501-916-5831

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Catherine Crisp, Ph.D.

MSW Coordinator, Associate Professor

Office: Ross Hall 402 B
Phone: 501-569-3053

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Elizabeth Fowler, LCSW

MSW Field Coordinator, Instructor

Office: Ross Hall 401 N
Phone: 501-569-3563

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Rosalie Otters, Ph.D.

Gerontology Coordinator, Associate Professor

Office: Ross Hall 412
Phone: 501-569-3012

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Morgan Leyenberger, LCSW

Admissions Coordinator, Instructor

Office: Ross Hall 402D
Phone: 501-916-5822



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.


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 501-916-3240.

  • 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?