MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)
Pursue Your MSW at UNH
Earn your Master of Social Work (MSW) from a nation-leading program at a top public research university. With in-person, hybrid and online program options, we provide clinical expertise and a diversity of experience that prepare you to change lives and strengthen communities. Our exceptional program is certified by the Council on Social Work Education and trains students for rewarding careers in health care, social services, education, policy. The MSW is the first step toward professional licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW).
Key Program Highlights:
- Four fields of practice: health and mental health; addiction/substance use; child, youth and families; and intellectual and developmental disabilities
- 20+ elective options
- 96% job placement rate
- Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Complete in one year with advanced standing, two years with full-time study, or at your own pace
Location: Manchester and online
Complete in three years (summers off)
Grant-funded scholarships available
Complete your degree in 28 months
Advanced standing option available
Coursework 100% online
Two required field internships in your local community
Job placement rate in field of study
Fully accredited by Council on Social Work Education
Social Work Program
-USA Today/College Factual
There’s a reason graduates of the University of New Hampshire social work program are in-demand by organizations everywhere: It’s one of the highest-ranked programs in the nation. The program’s advanced generalist curriculum integrates micro and macro practice to prepare students to respond to the growing complexities of social problems. With a mix of rigorous academics and ample hands-on learning in real organizations, our students leave with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to build successful — and meaningful — careers.
“The flexibility of the social work program at UNH Manchester allowed me the opportunity to obtain my MSW degree while parenting and working full time. Obtaining my degree has given me the education and confidence I needed to climb the ladder professionally.”
Learn from the best — our social work faculty are nationally recognized. They are active researchers and practicing professionals with many years of experience in the field who bring a real-world perspective to their teaching.
UNH's online advanced standing Master of Science in social work (MSW) program is for exceptional students. This program educates social work professionals to work effectively with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to optimize human potential for productive participation in society. Our advanced generalist curriculum, which is taught by full-time faculty who are passionate about social justice and are experts in their fields of practice, prepares students for effective advanced intervention with client systems of various sizes and to work in any setting where social workers are employed.