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Master of Social Work: Programs in NC



The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is the primary graduate level degree for professional social work practice, and is often pursued after some work experience.

Specialized social work positions, such as those in clinical social work and supervisory and administrative positions, often require the MSW. MSW programs provide both fundamental social work knowledge and the opportunity to focus on a specific practice area.

Concentrations may be in methods of practice, including clinical, community practice, administration, research, and social policy; or may be in fields of practice, including health and mental health social work, work with families and children, gerontological social work, or medical social work.

Students who complete a BSW degree in an CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply to Advanced Standing programs.  If accepted, students can complete their master’s degree in one year.