About the Program

Remote learning for all students has been
extended through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Online instruction begins on Monday, March 23 and continues through the completion of final exams in May. In addition, traditional May commencement ceremonies will be postponed. This change will not impact the degree completion status of those students who were scheduled to graduate in May. All other campus events are canceled through the end of the semester, according to the Office of President Caslen.

Due to the response of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSW students are being sent out as well-trained volunteers in order to help the community get through this time.


The University of South Carolina Master of Social Work program is designed to prepare students for the advanced practice of social work and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program’s mission of promoting social well-being and social justice within vulnerable populations is achieved through dynamic teaching, research, and dedicated service conducted in collaboration with the diverse people of South Carolina, the United States of America, and the international community.

The 60-credit-hour MSW program allows students to complete a degree through part-time study over the course of three years. The foundation courses, taken in the first two years of the program, cover generalist practice; human behavior and the social environment; the history of the social work profession; social welfare policy; and research methods.

The majority of the first-year requirements are offered through face-to-face instruction. Additional courses are offered online, though special permission is required to enroll.

In the second and third years of the program, students participate in field education internships within local human service agencies. During the third year, students are prepared to practice in the area of Health and Mental Health.

Recruitment Coordinators
Lauren Knottek, LMSW & Steven Cote
University of South Carolina
College of Social Work

For more information about this program, visit the University of South Carolina’s Master of Social Work page or watch the video included below to hear a recent graduate talk about her experience while enrolled in this program and how it has helped her to grow her career.

Admissions Requirements

To inquire for more information DIRECTLY with the College of Social Work please click here: Inquiry Form

For information on Admissions Criteria, please visit MSW Admissions