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MSW Advising

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed here at NC State. If you’re a MSW student, you will be assigned to an advisor by the end of June. All advisors are trained to assist you in planning your academic and professional careers at NC State.

Advising Philosophy

Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor that is grounded in frequent and ongoing communication regarding personal goals, self-knowledge and information concerning the social work profession, your studies, and how university policies pertain to you and your academic career. Social work advisors do not prescribe answers for you; they prompt you with questions and resources necessary to explore your unique interests, abilities and values, and to help you set – and reach – your academic and career goals. Though academic advising is a collaborative process, the ultimate responsibility for your educational experience resides with you. Your advisor is your very valuable guide.