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First students admitted to new 20-Month Advanced Standing Program

Nine students have been admitted into the inaugural class of the School of Social Work’s 20-Month Advanced Standing MSW Program. The students will begin their coursework in January 2021.

The new program is designed for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in social work, including students who are eager to continue working as they complete their graduate degree. Students in the inaugural class graduated from BSW programs in North Carolina, including Meredith, UNC-Greensboro and Winston-Salem State University, as well as from programs out of state, including the University of Nevada, Reno, and Auburn University.

“We sincerely welcome this cohort of talented and passionate students to our School,” said Laurie Selz Campbell, program director. “We are very excited to begin supporting them in their MSW journeys.”

Like their peers enrolled in the School’s other academic programs, students in the 20-month cohort share a variety of personal and professional interests, such as alleviating homelessness, juvenile justice, corrections, child welfare, mental health, poverty, community development, and interpersonal violence.

Many are also currently employed in state and nonprofit social work positions, including the Exchange Club Family Center, the United Way, the N.C. Department of Commerce, and the Raleigh Police Department.

School leaders and staff officially welcomed the newest cohort in a virtual welcome session on Dec. 7.

Thinking of applying to one of the School’s MSW programs? Deadlines are approaching:
Apply by January 12, 2021
• 2-Year MSW program (classes begin in August 2021)
• 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW program (classes begin in May 2021)

Apply by February 9, 2021
• 3-Year MSW program — Chapel Hill (classes begin in August 2021)
• 3-Year MSW program — Winston-Salem (classes begin in August 2021)

Learn more about how to apply