Department of Social Work and Human Services

The Department of Social Work and Human Services offers an undergraduate degree in Human Services as well as the graduate Master of Social Work. Additionally, the department offers the Child Advocacy certification and the Nonprofit Leadership certificate which are open to both majors and non-majors.

  • Value-Added

    The Department of Social Work and Human Services gives back over $2.3 million annually to the community through student internships and volunteer efforts (in over 100,000 hours)


    • Professor Elected 

      Dr. Darlene Rodriguez was elected Secretary to the National Organization for Human Services. The NOHS mission is to strengthen the community of human services by expanding professional development opportunities, enhancing internal and external communications, nurturing the financial sustainability and growth of the organization, promoting professional and organizational identity through certification, and advocating and implementing a social policy and agenda

    • Unique Dual Degree

      A new masters dual-degree program, the only program of its kind in Georgia, that offers students a concurrent experience. With the outcome of both a MSW and MBA degree, graduates can command higher salaries, start a social enterprise or private practice, work in CSR and HR units of coporations. Add social value and create change—apply today.

    • Team Effort

      Coming Fall 2017—a Special Topics course focusing on interprofessional collaboration and care within the fields of Nursing, Public Health Education, and Human Services. Set yourself apart in jobs that require teamwork, work effectively within interprofessional teams, and become a role model for enhanced communication skills.

    • 5 Students / $5000 Each

      The MSW program is in receipt of a Title IV-E subgrant from the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) through the efforts of Drs. Kirk and McClatchey. The grant for the academic year 2016-2017 supports full tuition and a stipend of $5,000 each for 5 students who will study child welfare. Upon graduation, the grant recipients are committed to working for DFCS for two years.


    • Child Advocacy Studies (CAST)

      Earn a certificate in Child Advocacy Studies which focuses on developing students’ understanding of the numerous factors that lead to child maltreatment and of existing responses to incidents of child maltreatment.

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      • Impact Lives

        Your contribution to the Department of Social Work and Human Services helps us to create opportunities for our students and our community.