Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree, Minor
Mode of Study:
On Campus, Online

Methodist University’s Social Work program looks to prepare students to pursue human well-being and the alleviation of oppression and poverty by serving individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities – with special attention to the people of Cumberland County, North Carolina, and its surrounding areas.

Common Career Paths

Social work is a profession that will continue to offer numerous employment opportunities in the years ahead with full-time and part-time employment opportunities in a wide variety of settings around the country and abroad. Many of the highest paying social work jobs include work in home health, travel, clinical oncology, or freelance.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

According to Ziprecruiter.com, the average salary for a Social Work graduate as of May 2022 was $49,176 with some salaries going as high as $77,579.

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Tuition cost for the MU Online program in Social Work is $400 per credit hour, for a total of $49,600 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Our Mission

The mission of the Social Work Program at Methodist University is to pursue human well-being and the alleviation of oppression and poverty through the education of competent entry level professional generalist social workers for service to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, with special attention to the people of Cumberland County, North Carolina and its adjacent areas.

Accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) re-affirms the program’s accreditation every eight years. The MU Social Work Program comes up for re-affirmation in February 2025.

Interested in Our Online Social Work program?

Delivered in a flexible, affordable online format, Methodist University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) will prepare you to develop your passion for helping people into a meaningful career.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Social Work major consists of 60 semester hours with a grade of C or better in all required Social Work prefix classes and in ENG 1010 and 1020. For a closer look at every required course, visit our Social Work Curriculum Requirements page.

Accounting programs can range from two to four years. At Methodist University, the Social Work degree takes an average of four years to complete.

Yes, Methodist University offers a flexible, affordable Social Work program online that will prepare you to develop your passion for helping people into a meaningful career.

North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative

Methodist University is a participating partner of the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative. As the first private university to be admitted, the Child Welfare Course is designed to provide practice knowledge and skills for students preparing for positions in public Child Welfare and other child serving organizations.

Students who have been admitted to the Social Work major are eligible to take the course and apply as a Child Welfare Scholar for the Collaborative funding. Students are eligible for all aspects of Child Welfare employment after the course and a field Internship in Child Welfare. BSW students planning to do their four hundred (400) hour field Internship in a Public Child Welfare field placement in a North Carolina County Department of Social Services must complete the course and receive a minimum grade of “B”. Additionally, Field Internship in a Public Child Welfare Agency (NCDSS) requires a GPA of 2.5 overall and a 3.0 in the major.

Contact the On-Campus Program

Carla Fagan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work; Director, Social Work Program; Coordinator, Gerontology
Dr. Carla Fagan

Contact the Online Program

Enrollment Counselor

Methodist University Online
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