Master of Social Work, M.S.W.
Director: Summer Gainey Woodside
The mission of the Social Work Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks to prepare students to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life and seeking solutions to rural problems. It is particularly concerned with the consequences of injustice, and thus focuses on the empowerment of populations-at-risk and the advancement of economic, political and social justice in all communities. Additionally the mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to prepare students for professional social work practice within an advanced generalist model. Social workers prepared using an advanced generalist model 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 challenges faced when 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. The MSW program offers a program for full-time and part-time students as well as an advanced standing program for students who have completed a Bachelor of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program.
Program-Specific Admissions Standards
Applications are welcome at any time during the year, but the MSW program will not admit new students for spring semester and will admit advanced standing students in the summer only. All admissions will be for summer or fall terms.
Students with accredited undergrate degrees in social work, who choose to enter either as regular full-time MSW students or regular part-time MSW students, are eligible to test out of selected Foundation Year courses. This is done in order to avoid duplication and redundancy of course content of generalist program content from the BSW program. If you are interested in testing out, please contact the program director.
Request your recommendations from professional supervisors or university faculty who are not members of the UNCP Social Work Department.
Submit an essay which incorporates both autobiographical information and discussion of a social problem. Detailed directions are available on the Graduate School website and must be carefully followed.
Complete a criminal background check. Directions and a link to the URL are available on the Graduate School website.
CoursesSocial WorkSpecial Topics in Social Work