The Direct Practice Curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide direct and clinical services to individuals, families, and small treatment groups. Direct practitioners provide services in diverse arenas, such as hospitals, mental health clinics, child protective agencies, aging programs, family counseling services, correctional institutions, and drug and alcohol abuse programs.
The Community Organization and Social Administration Curriculum prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide leadership to communities in the development, administration, and support of service programs. COSA graduates help foster a more just and democratic society by taking positions in federal administrative agencies, city and state planning agencies, human services management in the public and private sectors, politics, and research and development organizations.
Fall 2017 update: The WVU School of Social Work is in the process of transitioning how we provide distance-based MSW education. In keeping up with changing distance education practices and the advancement of technology-supported education, the School of Social Work is shifting from the extended campus face-to-face distance education model and moving toward developing an online distance education MSW program.
Our intent in
implementing the online program is to increase access to a WVU MSW education for
students throughout the state and region and to offer working students greater
convenience and flexibility for completing their MSW degree.
We anticipate offering the part-time online
MSW program beginning in fall 2019.
currently enrolled extended campus face-to-face cohorts will finish out their programs
as originally planned. The WVU School of
Social Work will continue to offer full-time and part-time face-to-face MSW
programs in Morgantown.
Deadlines for applications for fall 2018 admission:
March 1, 2018: Priority Deadline
April 1, 2018: Regular Deadline
May 1, 2018: Late Deadline