Summer Session 2 Admission
February 1 (Advanced standing)
Entrance exam: GRE
Exam waiver available: Yes
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App State’s Master of Social Work program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), will aid you in engaging in advanced social work practice and making a difference in your community.
In as little as two years, you can develop the clinical knowledge, professional skills and personal competencies to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable people — from children in foster care, to individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders. Training includes coursework in leadership and supervisory skills, as well as program planning and administration.
App State’s master’s degree in Social Work is also offered fully online — learn more by visiting App State Online.
Visit the Beaver College of Health Sciences website for more information about the Social Work program.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification in North Carolina. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at App State at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-262-7559.
In its 2024 “Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News & World Report named App State:
The Princeton Review named App State among the best schools in the U.S. and the Southeast for 2024.
Forbes magazine ranked App State among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2023.
Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
With an MSW degree, individuals will be prepared for clinical licensure as well as direct practice and supervisory or administrative positions in:
App State’s Career Development Center
Services provided by the Career Development Center include resume reviews, career coaching, job and internship search assistance, and other tools for you to achieve life and professional success.
Connect with App State to learn more about this program.