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Social Work

Appalachian State University

24 months
13704 USD/year
13704 USD/year
3630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Appalachian State University educates social workers who contribute to the well-being of others through skills in advanced clinical practice, leadership and supervision, community development and advocacy, and innovative program planning and administration.


You will become qualified to engage in advanced social work practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities and be eligible to apply for a clinical social work license and/or social work manager license.The Social Work (MSW) program from Appalachian State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers two concentrations:

  • Community and Organizational Practice – Prepares students for advanced practice in the range of settings that focus on social problems and social change at the community, organizational and societal levels. The emphasis is on developing and implementing services, social programs and social policies based within the social work value system while providing leadership within communities and organizations. Coursework in this concentration focuses on community organizing and development, social planning, political and social action, government and nonprofit agency administration, and resource development.
  • Individuals and Families –  Designed for students who intend to go into advanced direct and clinical practice upon graduation. This concentration prepares students for agency-based practice with diverse children, adolescents, adults and families. Coursework in this concentration integrates social work values and ethics, and focuses on the development of the professional relationship, theoretical perspectives, advanced clinical assessment, evidence-based practice and intervention. 


  • Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Hospital Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Hospice Social Worker
  • Child Protective Services Worker
  • Adult Protective Services Worker
  • Agency Director
  • Supervisor / Administrator
  • Policy Worker
  • Advocate
  • Community Organizer

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Practice with Individuals and Families
  • Foundations of Social Work Research
  • Field Practicum and Seminar
  • Social Welfare Policy Analysis and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Resume (Required upload for application submission); letter addressing reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program, not to exceed two pages stating reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program
  • Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages.
  • 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6852 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6852 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    3630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Boone

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.


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