Program Options

To view the curriculum for each Plan of Study, please click here.

 

MSW traditional program 

Two Plans of Study Available:

1-Year Advanced Standing 

  • Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) can be considered for this 1-year Advanced Standing plan of study
  • Located at the main UNC Charlotte campus
  • Classes primarily meet face to face during the daytime; occasional hybrid or online courses
  • This plan of study only begins each summer (May)
  • 1 year of study completed over 3 semesters (summer, fall, spring)
  • In addition to classes, 16 hour per week internship is completed during the fall and spring semesters

2-Year 

  • Located at the main UNC Charlotte campus
  • Classes primarily face to face and meet during the daytime; occasional hybrid or online courses
  • This plan of study only begins each fall (August)
  • 2 years of study (fall/spring semesters)
  • In addition to classes, a 16 hour per week internship is completed during the fall and spring semesters of year one and two

MSW distance education PROGRAM 

Two Plans of Study Available:

2-Year Advanced Standing Distance Education

  • Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) can be considered for this 2-year Advanced Standing Distance Education plan of study
  • This plan of study only begins each summer (May)
  • Online classes are scheduled as synchronous with "live" sessions or as asynchronous "without live" sessions
  • Synchronous class sessions are scheduled for weeknights (Wednesday or Thursday) and Saturdays
  • 2 years of study (summer/fall/spring semester for 2 years - 6 total semesters)
  • In addition to classes, a 16 hour per week internship is completed during the fall and spring semester of year two

3-Year Distance Education

  • This plan of study only begins each summer (May)
  • Online classes are scheduled as synchronous with "live" sessions or as asynchronous "without live" sessions
  • Synchronous class sessions are scheduled for weeknights (Wednesday or Thursday) and Saturdays
  • On campus and virtual engagement experiences will extend classroom learning and provide professional development opportunities. Students will also be able to network with other 3-year program cohorts.  Dates and meeting platforms will be announced at the beginning of each semester.
  • 3 years of study (summer/fall/spring semesters for 3 years - 9 total semesters)
  • In addition to classes, a 16 hour per week internship is completed during the fall and spring semesters of years two and three