Campbellsville University

Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Campbellsville University - Carver School of Social Work and Counseling - provides a superior training context for professionals in the social work field and prepares them for service in working with diverse populations.

The MSW is an online program with courses delivered in a convenient online format. The system allows professionals interested in advancing their career in social work to attend classes and complete assignments completely online.


The MSW degree provides graduates with both personal enrichment and professional growth. The skills and knowledge gained from the course curriculum empowers graduates to be among the best Christ-centered servant leaders in the social work field while making a substantial difference in their communities and society.

Carver School graduates are extremely passionate about improving people's lives, and they are wholeheartedly dedicated to a profession that requires a great deal of care and commitment to noble ideals. A master's degree in social work can lead to careers in case management, clinical assessment, program development/administration, mental health counseling, family intervention services and comprehensive healthcare. It can also provide the proper foundation for professionals who choose to earn a PhD degree.

Job Potential

MSW graduates remain in high demand, and the demand will continue to grow in the future. According to the 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work employment is expected to increase by 22% in the next 10 years, which is a much faster pace than the average growth in employment across the board.

The versatility of an MSW degree, which can be applied to many fields of practice, is not only rewarding on a personal level, but it is also an ideal career security asset during shaky economic times and beyond.

Job growth is projected to be particularly strong for social workers in:

  • mental health and substance abuse (30% increase)
  • medical and public health (24% increase)
  • child, family and school social work (22% increase)
  • social work with aging populations (gerontology) and rural social work


The social work program has established a set of solid admission criteria to ensure that students' personal values, ethics and goals are compatible with the social work profession and that students are rightfully admitted into the program.

You can obtain a packet of application materials by submitting an information request form.

Before students receive official acceptance into the MSW program, a committee will review their file and assess all materials submitted. The MSW Program Committee consists of all MSW full-time faculty, including the Dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling. After review, applicants will receive a letter from the Carver School stating the entrance status as either full, provisional or non-acceptance in the graduate program.

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