Graduate Education

The Council on Social Work Education accredits the Social Work Program, and as a graduate (in good standing) of the Program, you are thereby eligible for advanced standing in Masters of Social Work programs. Advanced standing enables you to bypass up to two semesters of graduate education and this means that a graduate degree (MSW) is possible in as few as twelve months of full-time enrollment.

Should you elect to do a dual graduate degree, such as MSW/MPA or MSW/JD, or attend graduate school on a part-time time basis, you will need to plan for two-three years of graduate education.

The Social Work department maintains current listings of accredited MSW programs by state, areas of specialization, and enrollment criteria. Faculty advisors work closely with you, beginning in the junior year, to plan for graduate school application.

The Social Work program maintains close relationships with MSW programs in the tri-state area, including West Virginia University, Ohio University, University of Pennsylvania, and Case Western Reserve University; and regularly invites admission representatives from these universities to Bethany where you can meet with these representatives on a one-to-one basis.

Application forms for all MSW programs are also available online.