Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

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

Applications for the 2024-25 year are open.

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 Hybrid & Fully Online Cohorts Starting August 2024

Advanced Standing Cohort Starting May 2024 

MSW Information Sessions
MSW Information Sessions

Join to learn more about MSW program options, and financial aid options and get all of your application questions answered.

September 26th

October 24th

November 28th


Via Zoom

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To request accommodations, contact Dr. Cindy E. Locklear at at least three days prior to the session you are attending. 


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. See program information below for details. 


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 Disorders and Recovery (LCAS Fast Track)

External SWK Scholarship Links

MSW Program FAQ

Student Feedback Form

The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to prepare students for professional, competent social work practice within an Advanced Generalist model. Social workers prepared using advanced generalist models have the capacity to practice in varied settings with diverse client populations. They are equipped to utilize resources available in rural areas and prepared for the challenges of working with indigenous communities. They have an awareness of both historical and contemporary social issues that are embedded in a framework of a larger, more global reality.

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