Social Work

Social Work (B.S.W.)

MHU social work students become proficient in core competencies that lead to professional development and capability within the profession. Our curriculum focuses on knowledge, values, and skills requisite for generalist practice. Students learn to effectively assist various client systems (individual, family, group, community, and organizations).

One of the outstanding features of the Mars Hill Social Work program is the inclusion of two internships. The social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

To make our BSW program accessible for students that may already be working in professional fields, we also offer our degree through the Adult and Graduate Studies program, with courses that meet in the evening or online.

Competencies and Learning Outcomes

The Mars Hill University Social Work Program has been tracking competencies and learning outcomes over the past several years.  Browse through those documents to learn more.

Frequently asked questions:

What is CSWE accreditation?
To ensure professionalism, BSW and MSW programs must meet rigorous academic standards to gain and maintain nationally recognized accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Is the BSW program at Mars Hill University accredited?
Yes. The BSW program at MHU has been fully and continuously accredited by CSWE since 1976.

Do I need a master’s degree to become an entry level social worker?
No. In many cases a BSW is the main requirement for entry level practice.

What about graduate school?
Accredited BSW graduates are eligible for Advanced Standing in a Master’s of Social Work program if all other requirements are met. Advanced Standing allows students to complete their MSW in one year.


  • Hospitals
  • Police Departments
  • Public and Mental Health Clinics
  • Military Facilities
  • Child Welfare Agencies
  • Homecare Agencies
  • Schools
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Corporations


Competencies & Learning Outcomes

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Dr. Beth Vogler
Chair of the Department of Social Work
(828) 689-1303