Master On Campus

Social Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

24 months
11846 USD/year
11846 USD/year
2890 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Work program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte prepares students to be social work professionals and leaders in areas of culturally-informed, community-engaged practice, policy and research.


Students in the Social Work program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte receive a well-rounded social work education and are able to tailor their study through electives and field work. We emphasize social justice through our curriculum and intervening at all levels of society. Our location in Charlotte offers both urban and rural opportunities for learning in the field.

While we don’t require a background or undergraduate degree in social work (except for Advanced Standing), applicants who have experience in the human services field are favored. Our graduates have gone to pursue careers in schools, hospitals, hospice and home health care agencies, health and social services departments, trauma centers, shelters, domestic violence centers, and much more. Graduates are also qualified to pursue state licensure or certification.

Why Choose This Program?

  • Faculty: Our faculty have a reputation for being accessible, inclusive, and invested in student success.
  • Students: Our students demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and a commitment to social justice.
  • Community Engagement: We maintain partnerships with over 150 urban and rural field placement agencies serving vulnerable populations in the Charlotte region. Field instructors and faculty work together to ensure that students gain the knowledge and build the skills they need to be competent practitioners. Research faculty and students are also engaged in community-based research projects.
  • Careers: We have a positive reputation in the community.  Alumni can be found all over the region engaging in direct practice and leadership roles.
  • Location: UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, is located in a vibrant city with performing arts, festivals, sporting events, and outdoor recreation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice and Program Evaluation
  • Advocacy and Policy Change
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals
  • Social Work, Social Justice, and Diversity
  • Social Work Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Graduate School sets a 3.0 as the minimum GPA for admission to master’s programs
  • The Graduate School requires students to provide copies of unofficial transcripts for all institutions the applicant has attended
  • The School of Social Work seeks applicants with a liberal arts background. Previous courses in biology and statistics are encouraged, but not required.
  • Three Recommendations
  • Relevant Volunteer and/or Paid Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Standardized test scores (e.g., GRE) are not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    11846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5923 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1445 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 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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