Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
University of New England

Program Details

The University of New England is an innovative and established leader in the online learning community. All of our online courses offer a multi-dimensional distance learning experience using a student-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate different learning styles and the schedules of working professionals. 

UNE Online’s Master’s in Social Work program was ranked as one of the best in the nation by The program is delivered in a 100% online format, with no campus visits or GRE required. 

An advanced standing track is offered for those who have their Bachelors in Social Work, and a traditional track for those who do not have any previous social work education or experience. Students following either track have the flexibility of choosing from the three concentrations offered; Clinical Practice, Community Practice and Integrated Clinical/Community Practice.  

Additionally, the Master's in Social Work is one of the few online programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), The CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the country. This is especially important If licensure is your goal, because a CSWE-accredited MSW program is a requirement in most states. 

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of schools and colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Two references
  • Professional statement
  • Resume
  • A CSWE-accredited BSW program within the last 7 years
  • Evidence of significant experience in the human services field with MSW supervision

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education