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U of M Seeking Applications for New Master of Social Work Program University News
For release: November 10, 2010

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The Division of Social Work at the University of Memphis will offer a Master of Social Work degree program beginning January 2011. Applications are now being accepted.

“We are excited to take the next step as a community partner by providing additional master social workers trained to serve and promote the healthy development of children and families in the Mid-South,” said Dr. Jerome Blakemore, director of the Division of Social Work. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive skills and knowledge toenhance clinical insight, leadership, and a capacity for scientific inquiry.”

The new graduate program will build not only on the University’s current bachelor of arts degree in Social Work, but on a long tradition of service-based learning at the U of M. It also furthers a partnership with the state of Tennessee to train future generations of advanced social work practitioners who are prepared to provide leadership in their local communities as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Details about applying to the U of M Graduate School are available online at

The Division of Social Work is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences; its website is

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