Social work student greets older couple

"I really appreciate the strength-based approach the program offers and the courses are solution-focused. Through clinical social work, I am able to work not only with the individual, but also with the community."

-Ana Eusse, '15 ~ Social Work (MSW)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Since 2005, UNC Wilmington’s Master of Social Work program has provided an engaging environment, meaningful field placements and collaborative projects centered in inclusion and equity to prepare students for a professional social work career.

Why study at UNCW?

Dynamic faculty with years of experience in the field are committed to preparing graduates to create solutions for societal problems that include social, racial, economic, health and mental health inequity. Graduates work in a variety of public and private settings that offer services that address every facet of life.

Additional opportunities

Interested students may study abroad and participate in global social work through partnerships in London, Ireland and India.

We offer certificates in addictions, gerontology and other disciplines. We also offer a credential in School Social Work as well the Child Welfare Collaborative, a traineeship for future child welfare workers.

Learn with us and be the difference!

All programs in the School of Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.