About the Program

COVID-19 Updates – Via UofSC

  • The University of South Carolina Columbia campus will resume in-person instruction in mid-August. We will expand our online course offerings to accommodate those who choose to remain away.

  • The Fall 2020 academic calendar will include two changes: first, there will be no Fall Break and second, we will conclude face-to-face instruction at Thanksgiving Break. See more details in President Caslen’s May 17 message.

  • All face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings have been suspended and moved to virtual instruction through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1).

  • The pass/fail scale has been expanded and it is now applicable to Spring 2020 classes. See more details in the Academic Information section and other considerations from the financial aid office and the academic advising office.

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