Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing
West Virginia University

Program Details

Finish your master’s expeditiously if you already hold a bachelor's in social work, with this online Advanced Standing MSW. As an experienced professional, you’ll apply your professional experience to the CSWE-accredited curriculum. This online MSW is intended to fulfill the need for social workers to serve in rural communities, with particular focus on the Appalachian region. Coursework generally involves:

  • Contemporary Issues in Aging
  • Child Mental Health:  Promotion, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Clinical Practice in Integrated Healthcare

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

West Virginia University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree.
  • GRE scores are waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Advanced standing applicants will need to provide a case study.