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


  • CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores (waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher)
  • Three reference letters
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Case study
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission