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MSW Program Ranked Most Affordable in the Nation

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Social Work degree is the most affordable program in the nation, according to the website Social Work Degree Guide.

To select its list, the website looked at a number of resources, including the average in-state graduate tuition listed on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator. The guide noted that for the top 100 graduate social work degrees, the average in-state tuition in 2014 was $15,416. It listed UNC Charlotte’s MSW tuition at $4,008.

Housed in the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services, the Master of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the nationally recognized accrediting body for the field. The 62-credit hour program prepares graduates to be "advanced practitioners of social work who engage client systems at all levels in a manner consistent with social work values and ethics."

Students Participate in Habitat Projects

This fall, UNC Charlotte students took part in several efforts to benefit Habitat for Humanity, including the second on-campus homecoming build by the UNC Charlotte Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Shortly after the Homecoming football game, the chapter house was moved to its permanent location in Arvin Meadows, a neighborhood off Statesville Road. The student-led Habitat chapter raised $50,000 for the on-campus build; Habitat Charlotte will coordinate volunteers to finish the house at its permanent location.

Earlier this semester, the University College partnered with Charlotte’s Habitat for Humanity Home Repair operation to organize several service projects that aided local veterans, such as home restoration and providing "Welcome Home" comfort baskets. In addition, the University College offered a fall break trip in partnership with the Red Cross of Camp Lejeune, Volunteers for Communities and Disabled American Veterans. Students, again, took time to work on home repair projects for veterans.

The projects were an outgrowth of the University’s Common Reading Experience of "The Yellow Birds," authored by Iraqi war veteran Kevin Powers. The book discussed the broader impacts of war and raised awareness of issues returning veterans face. The Common Reading Experience is designed to provide a shared academic experience, offering unique opportunities for self-reflection, critical thinking, student interaction, and understanding of diverse perspectives.