Engage children, youth, and their families through direct practice, case management, community advocacy, organizational change and policy development. 

A specialization that is designed to prepare students for advanced social work practice in multifaceted development activities in the US and abroad. 

Become a leader in this new era of health. Use evidence-based practices to promote health among individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities.


Less Than One Year MSW

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing social work students get an accelerated MSW program that begins in the summer term and is completed in under a year.


Full-Time Student

Students of all backgrounds can prepare for a career in social work by completing their MSW in just two years.


Part-Time Student

Students can develop their career on a more flexible schedule and complete their MSW in three years.

Earn your master's degree at the university of south carolina.


With over 400 field placement partners, students can apply classroom knowledge
in real-world situations.

Pursue a second master’s degree through one of the College of Social Work’s dual degree programs.

Graduate certificate programs provide opportunities for
in-depth study in a focused field of practice. 

Career Opportunities 
• Immigration Services
• Counseling and Therapy
• Child Advocacy
• Economic Development
• Substance Use Disorders
• Vocational Rehabilitation
• Corrections
• Integrated Health
• Military and Veterans
• Public Health
• Direct Practice and Services
• Community Organization 

Social Work Degree Programs 
• Full-time program in Columbia
• Advanced Standing program in Columbia
• Part-time program in Columbia, Charleston, or Greenville
• Part-time program in Korea 


Be a part of our leading team of researchers that are always working to further the field of social work.  

“What I enjoy most about the College of Social Work is the field education. I have had the opportunity to practice clinical work and that is something I have never done before. The College of Social Work turns possibilities into reality.”

Field Education

Dual Degrees

Renowned Research

Gain the experience you need to make a difference.

Children, Youth
and Families

Community, Social 

and Economic Development

Health and 

Mental Health

Your M S W degree prepares you for a career that matters.
Join us at U of SC: Where Compassion Leads.
Where will compassion lead you?
My master's at u of sc Tierney Rhone M S W '19

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Certificate Programs

Transforming individual, groups and communities

The University of South Carolina has been named one of the best colleges for social work in the Southeast and one of the best social work schools in the country. We have earned this title by consistently providing reputable social work education to students and preparing them to confidently serve their communities.

  • Social Services
  • Social Welfare
  • Clinical Social Worker
College of Social Work
1512 Pendleton St Hamilton College, 
Columbia, SC 29208