Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

ully online and hybrid options, full-time and part-time, advanced generalist focus

Applications Now Being Accepted For Summer and Fall 2023

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Starting Summer 2023 

Starting Fall 2023

Advanced Standing Program


Part-Time or Full-Time

Traditional Program

Fully Online or Hybrid 

Part-Time or Full-Time


The MSW program offers several options for completion including fully online, hybrid, part-time, full-time and advanced standing. Our program is designed for adult learners who need flexibility to reach their career goals. The fully online MSW program begins Fall 2023 with a traditional pathway cohort. The first fully online MSW advanced standing cohort will be accepted to begin Summer of 2024. All pathways are also offered in a hybrid delivery model. See program information below for details. 


Our graduate school tuition rates are among the most affordable in the state. We offer several scholarship options that make the degree an even wiser investment in your future. 


Our MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for professional social work programs. An accredited degree is essential for employment, licensure and certification. 


Our students and staff reflect the diversity of the surrounding region. Experience the benefit of learning in a community with diverse perspectives. UNCP is a historically Native American Serving Institution, Minority Serving Institution, and one of the most diverse universities in the nation. 


Program Information


Contact the Program Director

EMPOWER MSWs Scholarship

OPTIMISE Rural NC Trainee Program

MSW with Emphasis on Substance Use and Addiction Recovery (LCAS Fast Track)

2020-21 Best Colleges US News and World Report:Best Graduate Schools for Social Work (MSW) programs (nationwide)