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.
B.S.W. Advanced Standing 4+1
If you don't have an undergraduate degree, explore our Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program. Through our 4+1 Advanced Standing Track, you can get on a fast track to obtaining your M.S.W. and reaching your professional goals. Students with a B.S.W. degree from an outside institution (CSWE Accredited) also may qualify to enroll in our B.S.W. 4+1 Advanced Standing Track. See our Admissions page for more information.
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 Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.
While earning your Master of Social Work, you study on our historic Portland Campus. Located in a quiet neighborhood that is a 10-minute drive from downtown Portland, campus is close to major clinical sites, shopping, nightlife, cultural events, restaurants, the beaches, the harbor, walking and biking trails and much more. Named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit, Portland is the city on every list. A rustic port hosts a cool cultural scene — with outdoor adventure all around.