NC A&T State University and University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Organization Description

The Joint Programs in Social Work is between an HBCU (NC A&T State University) and a historical PWI (The University of North Carolina Greensboro, a former Women’s college). The focus of our curricula are multicultural clinical social work and community-engaged research and scholarship.

MSW Mission Statement

The mission of the Joint MSW Program is to promote human and community well-being by preparing professional social workers for effective multicultural clinical practice; to collaborate with consumers and colleagues in the development of practices that promote global social and economic justice and benefit the citizens of North Carolina and beyond; and to conduct research and community-engaged scholarship. The context for this mission is an intentional, multicultural learning community in which difference is understood as a defining value and diversity is celebrated. The signature pedagogy is field education.

PhD Mission Statement

The Mission of the JPHD program, offered by NCA&TSU and UNCG, is to prepare social workers for careers as multiculturally-responsive, community-engaged scholars and educators who are committed to social, economic, and environmental issues on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of society. The program is grounded in the historical partnership between the social work departments at two diverse universities and is informed by our recognition of and appreciation for diverse human strengths and resiliency– a legacy of the social work profession.


The Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) program has been implemented and administered by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&TSU) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Accreditation since 1999, when the class of JMSW students graduated.

NCA&TSU, a historically black institution, is one of North Carolina’s two land-grant institutions. It is a comprehensive university with an integrated faculty and student body offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The NCA&TSU stated mission is to “advance knowledge through scholarly exchange and transforms society with exceptional teaching, learning, discovery and community engagement. …”

UNCG, a historically white institution, has a unique authorization to concentrate its resources on a select number of doctoral programs. This institution has a special place in public higher education in North Carolina, as the Women’s College in the University of North Carolina System until 1965. UNCG has a long-standing commitment to the liberal arts in undergraduate education.

Admissions requirements & Website: https://ncatuncgjpsw.org