About the School

Mission Statement

As purposeful social work leader-practitioners we strive for cultural, racial, and anti-oppressive justice and greater understanding through student-centered experiential learning, world-class research, and relentless community engagement because we truly believe Arkansas can be a land of opportunity.

School Goals

These goals are to:

  1. Provide excellence in professional baccalaureate and master’s social work education, with special attention to poverty reduction and the integration of new technologies.
  2. Conduct, disseminate, and apply social work research through faculty, student, and professional staff effort, particularly in the broad area of poverty reduction.
  3. Provide outreach/services in the forms of training, consultation, and continuing education to help address the needs of diverse vulnerable people locally, nationally, and globally.
  4. Prepare students for life-long and interdisciplinary learning, including graduate and post-graduate education required in a global context with ever-expanding knowledge.