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The Joint Master of Social Work Program is a unique program between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The JMSW Program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 2000. In June 2012, the program was re-accredited through 2020.


The JMSW Program curriculum prepares students for multicultural clinical practice. This innovative program flows from a multicultural history and models multicultural collaboration between the two universities.

Our students and faculty teach and study at each campus and have access to the full range of instructional and research support available at both universities.

For information about our program mission and the multicultural practice focus, click here (Mission)

The JMSW program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.

Students are members of both universities:

  • Classes are held on both campuses.
  • Faculty from both schools teach.
  • Students have library and parking privileges on both campuses.
  • The degree is granted jointly by both universities – diplomas have the seals of both schools.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a historically black institution, is one of two land-grant institutions in North Carolina. It is a comprehensive university with an integrated faculty and student body offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master, and doctoral levels.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has a special place in public higher education in North Carolina as the Women’s College until 1965. It has a long-standing commitment to the Liberal Arts in undergraduate education. The University is also a doctoral degree-granting institution.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, gender, age, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, political orientation, or sexual orientation.

Read more about the History of the Joint Master of Social Work Program (PDF).