Social Work’s MSW Program Nationally Recognized for Affordability

Monday, June 30, 2014

The University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Social Work, housed in the College of Health and Human Services, has been identified as having the second most affordable Master of Social Work (MSW) program in the country by the Social Work Degree Guide.

To create its Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s in Social Work Programs list, the Social Work Degree Guide used U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Graduate Social Work Degree Programs list and the average in-state graduate school tuition price for each of the top schools on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.

According to the Social Work Degree Guide, the need for social workers in areas such as military and veterans’ facilities, aging services and healthcare is increasing. Earning an MSW degree is an excellent way to compete for more advanced leadership positions, achieve a higher salary, get promoted quickly after graduation and stay current on latest practices.

“The UNCW School of Social Work stands out as a reasonably priced program with specialized training in clinical social work practice from a strengths-based perspective,” says professor Lori Messenger, who serves as director of the School of Social Work. “We offer both full-time and part-time MSW programs in Southeast North Carolina. This fall, we will begin the blended, part-time MSW program on the main campus and at the UNCW Onslow Extension site.”