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Social Work

Social work is a valuable profession with broad opportunities to serve local, national and international populations. Accordingly, the mission of the M.S.W. Social Work program at WVU is to train graduate students in advanced social work practice either with individuals, families and groups or in community organizing and social administration. The focus of this training is to produce competent and effective practitioners committed to enhancing social well-being and quality of life with particular emphasis on vulnerable and oppressed populations in small towns and rural areas characteristic of the Appalachian region.

Course Delivery Options

Blended, On-campus, online, site-based

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Prerequisite Courses

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE (if GPA is below 3.0)

Extra Accreditation Info

The M.S.W. program at WVU has enjoyed continuous accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education since the 1940s, and our B.S.W. program was among the first programs to receive accreditation in 1974. The M.S.W. program in the School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. bwww.cswe.org.

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​March 1

Fall Deadline

​April 1 Late applications upon available space only: May 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The M.S.W. program at WVU has enjoyed continuous accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education since the 1940s, and our B.S.W. program was among the first programs to receive accreditation in 1974. The M.S.W. program in the School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. bwww.cswe.org.

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