MSW Plans of Study

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

 

MSW program Options

1-Year Advanced Standing

  • Only applicants with a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) can be considered for Advanced Standing; See Advanced Standing tab on the left for more information
  • 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 1 and 2

3-Year Distance Education*

*The School of Social Work is currently transitioning this plan of study to be a Distance Education program in 2021.  Below is the predicted structure of the program.

 

3-Year Distance Education Plan of Study

  • Fully online classes
  • Online classes meet in synchronous "live" sessions or asynchronous "not live" sessions 
  • Immersion Experience: Visits to campus, in-person and virtual, that 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 2 and 3
  • Those who start in the blended program will be transitioned to the online program