24 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Since 2005, University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Master of Social Work program has provided an engaging environment, meaningful field placements and collaborative projects centered in inclusion and equity to prepare students for a professional social work career.


Dynamic faculty with years of experience in the field are committed to preparing graduates to create solutions for societal problems that include social, racial, economic, health and mental health inequity. 

Graduates in the Social Work program at University of North Carolina Wilmington work in a variety of public and private settings that offer services that address every facet of life.

Additional opportunities

  • Interested students may study abroad and participate in global social work through partnerships in London, Ireland and India.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Clinical Practice : Collaborative Strengths-Based Solution-Focused Relationships in Social
  • Work Practice
  • Pre-Field Graduate Seminar
  • The Idea of Social Work: History, Philosophy and Theory of Social Work Practice
  • Research in Clinical Practice : Evaluating Social Work Practice
  • Life Transitions and Human Development in the Social Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation with a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent for non-U.S. students), Advanced Standing applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a CSWE accredited institution.
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA (on 4.0 point scale)
  • A liberal arts base of undergraduate study, which includes courses in human biology or human development, basic statistics, introduction to psychology and introduction to sociology
  • GRE is not required for students that have a cumulative GPA of a 3.25 or higher. The 3.25 GPA applies to the last institution attended where the undergraduate degree was conferred. In addition, students that hold a graduate degree in another field are not required to take the GRE.
  • GRE Waiver Form (PDF)
  • Acceptance to UNCW Graduate School
  • No credit given for life experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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