The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved the establishment of the first master’s degree program at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the university will enroll students in its master of social work degree program.
Both the Commission on Colleges and the Council on Social Work will evaluate the program with the hope that full accreditation will be achieved in 2015.
Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, stated, “This is a historic period at Johnson C. Smith University as we move from a bachelor-degree-granting institution to one that offers an even higher level of education. Our Master of Social Work is designed to meet the needs of our students and the community at large, fulfilling our mission as a new urban university.”