Message from the UA Little Rock School of Social Work:

As the new academic year begins, the UA Little Rock School of Social Work affirms its commitment to all students, staff, and faculty. As social workers, we recognize the harm that bigotry, oppression, racism, antisemitism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, classism, ableism, and religious oppression cause on our beautiful campus and in our communities, cities, and country. Social work has a long history of challenging injustice and pursuing social change, and our faculty remain committed to challenging oppression and discrimination against all people. We will continue to play a leadership role by drawing on our core values of social justice and respect for the dignity and worth of all people. We will continue to work tirelessly to create inclusive environments where all students, staff, and faculty feel safe and valued. If anyone needs to talk, please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of our faculty. You can find our contact information and more about us in the links on the left.

Social work is a growing, dynamic profession that offers many challenges and many rewards. The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to the development of students seeking exciting careers as professional social workers. Faculty deliver social work education in a style that challenges students to think differently about problems and develop innovative interventions. Across Arkansas, over 3,000 social work professionals serve their communities and neighbors in need of assistance through public and private agencies and organizations.

The School provides a high-quality, fully accredited social work education with very modest tuition and fee expenses. The undergraduate program awards a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.  Graduates of the BSW program are eligible for the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) credential in Arkansas. The graduate program awards a Master in Social Work (MSW) degree. Graduates of the MSW program are eligible for the Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) credential in Arkansas. Find out more about social work licensing in Arkansas here. As the School is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, graduates of either program are almost always eligible for a license in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Click on a link to your left to learn more about the program of your choice and how to apply!

To learn more about the field of social work, check out the following TedxTalk by Dr. Anna Scheyett explaining how social workers are superheroes: