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Master of Social Work

Program Details

Campbellsville University offers an online Master of Social Work (MSW) for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree. Social work is a profession that seeks to improve the quality of life of individuals and the community through research, policy, crisis intervention, community organizing, direct practice, and teaching. The goal of the MSW program is to expand career opportunities for family practitioners, global social service providers and administrators through academic preparation in a Christ-centered environment. Graduates apply advanced-level professional social work skills in regional, national and international settings to improve clients’ quality of life.


Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 15 hours of liberal arts education. Submit official transcripts. Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Applicants seeking advanced standing must have completed a BSW degree at a CSWE accredited program. If the student does not have the required 3.0 undergraduate GPA, they may apply but must take a Carver School of Social Work competency exam and score at least 70 percent. International students must have a 2.3 computer generated or a 550 paper generated TOEFL. Submit three recommendations. Submit a signed statement of understanding affirming the support for NASW Code of Ethics and the standards of this MSW program. Provide a statement indicating whether they have a legal history that contains a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

An advanced standing 30-credit MSW program is available to those who hold a BSW degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


North Carolina does not accept any field placements for schools located outside their state. Due to the importance of the field practicum for social work degrees, North Carolina students will not be able to pursue the Bachelor of Social Work or the Master of Social Work degrees unless field positions can be secured from a neighboring state.