WHY GET AN ADVANCED STANDING MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK?
If you have graduated within the last five years with a Bachelor of Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, you are eligible to apply for the advanced standing M.S.W. degree at UNH. Professional social workers make a difference in people’s lives, communities and society. An M.S.W. is a professional degree that will prepare you for work in fields such as healthcare, education, substance abuse, child welfare, employee assistance programs, policy and advocacy, and other human services and social welfare related areas. Additionally, an M.S.W. is the first step toward becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW).
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM?
At UNH, you’ll earn a CSWE-accredited M.S.W. from a top-tier research university. You’ll learn from full-time faculty who are passionate about social justice and are experts in their fields of practice. The advanced standing option will allow you to finish your degree in a much shorter timeframe than a traditional M.S.W. program — as few as 12 months in Durham or 16 months online. You’ll also gain hands-on experience while making a difference in your community through a local field internship.
- Child welfare case worker
- Community health worker or outreach organizer
- Juvenile/adult criminal justice social worker
- Medical or mental health social worker
- Public health administrator
- Public policy analyst or research assistant
- School social worker
- Substance use disorder counselor