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Social Work - Graduate Degree


Degree Offered:  Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Departmental Website: Social Work

Program Description: The Master of Social Work degree program prepares graduates for advanced generalist practice as social work practitioners, consultants, supervisors, administrators, and other leadership roles in their communities. The two-year program requires 54-60 hours of graduate coursework including 960 field practicum hours. The total number of required hours depends on whether the student qualifies to take and successfully pass waiver exams for SOCW 534 and 535.                     

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Location of Course Offerings: Biltmore Park, Cullowhee - The first and last semesters of the MSW program are taught on the WCU campus in Cullowhee and the second and third semesters are taught in Asheville at the WCU Programs at Biltmore Park campus. For details, please see the sample schedule.

Admission Requirements:   

A link to the MSW student manual can be found HERE

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed upon receipt. The deadline for completion of Advanced Standing applications is February 1. Priority deadline for applications to the regular full or part-time program is February 1 with a final application deadline of April 15. Applications received after these date will be reviewed if there is space available.


Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Patricia Morse
Department of Social Work
Phone: 828-227-7112



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