Question: Is a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work Required to Apply to MSW Programs?
Answer: Like other fields, entry into a master’s program in social work does not require a bachelor’s degree in social work. A solid liberal arts curriculum is recommended, including courses in psychology, biology, sociology, economics, political science, and social work. Experience - volunteer, internship, work, or other - is very helpful. That said, a bachelor's degree in social work may speed your progress because many master’s programs offer advanced standing for those with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited social work program.