Master of Social Work Update
Starting in spring 2023, the UNE Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program is transitioning all coursework to an asynchronous online format. The shift to online coursework will allow UNE to meet the evolving needs of prospective students while continuing to deliver a high-quality social work education. Current campus-based students will complete their coursework in the current in-person format until the Spring 2024 semester. Prospective M.S.W. students should contact and apply for the Online M.S.W. moving forward.
How Will You Do Good?
UNE’s School of Social Work provides students with the skills to have a positive effect in a rapidly-changing world. We take an experiential, integrated approach to professional social work learning. Our values-based curriculum is grounded in a philosophy of inclusion, and delivered within a close, caring community. Offering undergraduate and graduate-level studies, UNE will support your unique interests, and set you on a path of meaningful employment, social advocacy, and lifelong learning.
Our goal is to provide challenging, empowering, life-changing experiences that set graduates on a continuing path of meaningful employment, social advocacy, and lifelong learning."
— Jennifer O'Neil, Ph.D., LCSW, M.S.W., director, School of Social Work
Advanced Standing Track
Accelerated Track for Those With a B.S.W.
Already have your B.S.W. degree? Get on a fast track to obtaining your master’s degree in social work and reaching your professional goals. If you have a B.S.W. degree from an outside institution (CSWE Accredited), you may qualify to enroll in our Advanced Standing Track.
Students who plan to obtain both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from UNE should check out our 4+1 B.S.W./M.S.W. Program.
UNE’s Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. The last re-accreditation was completed in 2020. This information can be found in the CSWE Directory of Accredited Programs. CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States. With a curriculum aligned to CSWE standards, the UNE M.S.W. prepares students for state licensure eligibility.
As a student in our School of Social Work undergraduate program, you study on UNE's scenic Biddeford Campus, where the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore.