Exploring Online MSW Programs (Master of Social Work)

Earning a master’s in social work online can unlock new career opportunities and help you make a positive difference in your community. Learn what this advanced degree is all about, see which schools offer online programs, and get answers to commonly-asked questions.

Last Updated: 08/14/2020

Today’s Best Online MSW Programs

Social work professionals with an MSW degree play a critical role assisting people in the community who are experiencing some of the hardest challenges in their lives, including mental health emergencies, domestic abuse, financial hardships, and deaths in their family.

To help prospective graduate students find the right school that will help them train for the rigors of social work, we have compiled the following list of the country’s top online MSW programs, which are all accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. To help make the process easier, people can search the qualities in a school that are most important to them and then sort schools to compare what they have to offer.

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1University of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbia, MOONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s MSW degree is comprised of 60 credit hours that are offered 100% online. Online students are required to complete a supervised field practicum at a social work organization. Students who have already completed a BSW degree can shorten time to graduation through an Advanced Standing 39-credit-hour program that takes two years to complete. Two degree concentrations are offered: advanced clinical practice or in human services policy, planning and administration. Courses include studies in interventions for individuals, families, and communities. The curriculum also addresses policy and advocacy, social work research, human behavior, and agency management. Online students are recommended to take two courses per semester to keep pace. The MSW online program is only available to students from Arkansas, Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois and Oklahoma. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate statistics course.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolYes ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,380Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$48,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
2Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisIndianapolis, INONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis has the oldest social work program in the country. The 60 credit-hour MSW degree is conducted in three main required sections: Foundation courses, concentration courses and focus areas. Focus areas are in Health, Community and Organizational Leadership, Children Youth and Families, School Social Work, and Mental Health and Addictions. Students must complete the online MSW within five years. In their final year, online MSW students must undertake a supervised onsite practicum in their foundation courses and two onsite practicums as part of their concentration courses. The university also offers two joint-degree programs: The MSW/JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) and MSW/MPH (Master of Public Health). Admission requirements are heavily weighted on performance in earlier undergraduate or master’s degree coursework and practical experience in the social work field. The program does not require GRE scores for admission. The IUPU MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students11,185Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
3Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Rutgers University-Camden offers a 100% online program leading to an MSW. The 20-course online degree can be completed in three years. Asynchronous learning is offered at the student’s convenience, although there are required due dates for online assignments. Location-based Field Placements begin in the third semester of year one and then continue through the end of the program for four placements totaling 1,125 hours. Before engaging in the second half of the required curriculum, students must declare a concentration in either Management and Policy or Clinical Social Work. Areas of specialization are optional and include Social Policy, Global Social Work, Mental and Behavioral Health, or Children, Youth and Families. Students can also pursue certificate programs in key areas of practice: Addiction Counselor Training, Aging and Health, Promoting Child Adolescent Well-Being, and Violence Against Women and Children. All Rutgers MSW programs hold accreditations from the Council on Social Work Education, and the curriculum meets New Jersey licensing requirements.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students14,072Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid46% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$57,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
4Salisbury UniversitySalisbury, MDONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

For students who have completed a 120-hour bachelor degree in any major, the online MSW at Salisbury University requires 62 credits for graduation. Advanced Standing status is granted to applicants who have completed a bachelor degree in social work along with two years of work in human services. Advanced Standing students need only complete 32 credits for graduation. All online MSW courses are comprised of year-round, 7-week blocks. The standard 62-credit curriculum can be completed in three years, including a summer session. There are four required on-site field education placements. In the Advanced Standing 32-credit program, students can graduate in 17 months. These students begin advanced practice with individuals and field education in their first semester. There is also a summer session before the beginning of the second year. Students learn how to manage and perform interventions for individuals, families, groups, and organizations.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,457Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid61% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$50,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
5Simmons CollegeBoston, MAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Simmons College’s MSW curriculum emphasizes field education and practice with multicultural perspectives and social justice values. The online degree option requires the completion of 65 credits and two onsite field education placements totaling a minimum of 1,000 hours. Clinical sites are arranged near the community where the online student resides. Students can pursue the online program on an accelerated (4 terms), full-time (6 terms), or extended basis (8 terms). The interdisciplinary degree focuses on didactic learning and practice in human development, sociocultural theory, cognitive behavioral theory, psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and ecological systems theory. Following completion of foundation courses, students can choose specialty areas in Child and Family, Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, Health and Aging, Mental Health and Addiction, or an Individualized Course of Study. MSW students may also earn certificates in Practice with Groups and Families, Trauma Practice, and Mental Health Practice.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,484Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$55,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
6Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, COONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The Metropolitan State University of Denver’s MSW degree program is centered around an integrative practice, emphasizing versatility, holistic approaches, and social justice. According to the university, more than 140 graduates of the program have tallied an 81% pass rate on the Association of Social Work Boards Clinical Exam. The online MSW is offered in both a full-time and part-time format, requiring satisfactory completion of 15 credits per semester (full-time) or 6 and 9 credits a semester (part-time). The degree requires 60 units for completion. There is a generalist degree as well as pathways in Children and Families, Mental Health, or Leadership and Management. Students take foundation courses in social work totaling 30 credits in two years. Concentration courses add up to 30 credits during the program. In the third and fourth year, students complete a capstone project and the last of four required on-site field experience placements. Field placements are for 20 hours a week at an approved agency.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,330Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid19% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
7Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OHONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University offers an online MSW degree program that currently serves grad students from 42 states. The 60-credit-hour program is offered entirely online in self-paced format, but there are times and dates when students must participate in live online sessions with peers and faculty. Applicants with a BSW degree may transfer in up to 24 credits, greatly reducing time to graduation. Pathways in clinical or community practice include Aging; Children, Youth and Families; Community Practice for Social Change; Health; Individualized (create your own path), Mental Health; School Social Work; or Substance-Use Disorders/Recovery. On-site experiences allow online students to integrate their learning with real-time practice. Students may also augment their MSW degree with certificates in Global Health, Nonprofit Management, and Trauma-informed Practice. Dual degrees are offered: MSSA/MPH: Social Work & Public Health, MSSA/MNO: Social Work & Nonprofit Management, MSSA/JD: Social Work & Law, MSSA/MA: Social Work & Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MSSA/MBA: Social Work & Business, and MNO/JD: Nonprofit Management & Law.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students881Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid81% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$74,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
8University of DenverDenver, COONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The CSWE-accredited online MSW at the University of Denver is designed to provide student a well-rounded curriculum founded on advancing service equality and advocacy for social change. The traditional 90-credit online MSW program can be completed in 27 months (full-time) or in 21 months through an accelerated format). It is offered to applicants holding a bachelor degree in a non-social work major. Students complete the foundation and concentration curriculum, and two field internships. Concentrations are offered in Mental Health and Trauma or in Health and Wellness. A 60-credit advanced standing online MSW is also offered for students who have already earned a bachelor of social work from a CSWE-accredited school. There are two on-site supervised internships. During the first year of foundation studies, students must work in a variety of agency settings 12 hours per week. During their year of concentration studies, students are required focus on skills within their area of interest for 15 hours per week.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,752Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid85% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
9Fordham UniversityBronx, NYONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

At Fordham University, online MSW students are encouraged to tailor the plan of study to meet their interests and career goals. The four focus areas available to online students are Individuals and Families; Organizations and Communities; Evaluation; and Policy Practice & Advocacy. MSW applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a non-social work major can complete the required 66 units in as little as 16 months. Students holding BSW degree can skip the foundation coursework to complete their MSW in as little as eight months. The program is an integrated mixture of online coursework and field experiences. Field education for traditional online students total 1,200 hours with experiences in generalist and specialist placements. Advanced placement students must complete a total of 600 field education hours at a single, specialist placement site. Field education sites are chosen near the online student’s community.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,060Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid89% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$59,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
10Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FLONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Florida State University offers two online study options for students seeking a Master of Social Work degree. The Advanced Standing MSW option is for students entering the program with a previously-earned Bachelor of Social Work degree. The Advanced Standing option requires completion of 39 credit hours of coursework, and the entire program is typically completed with two years of study. The Traditional MSW option is available to students with a bachelor’s degree in a major other than social work. The Traditional option requires completion of 61 credit hours of coursework, and is typically completed with three years of study. Didactic coursework for both options is done online. However, both options require students to complete in-person field placements (one for the Advanced Standing option, two for the Traditional option), typically at the student’s current place of employment or at an approved alternate location. Additionally, Traditional option students attend two mandatory weekend sessions on FSU’s Tallahassee campus, normally during the program’s second and third semesters.

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students16,355Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid66% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$46,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
11University of UtahSalt Lake City, UTONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,720Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid71% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
12California State University-NorthridgeNorthridge, CAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students20,127Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
13Boston UniversityBoston, MAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchYes ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,026Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid47% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$65,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
14University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students38,073Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid41% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
15San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,125Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid35% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
16Arizona State University-SkysongScottsdale, AZONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students30,422Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid53% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
17University of North DakotaGrand Forks, NDONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,336Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid59% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$48,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
18University of HoustonHouston, TXONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students16,558Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid48% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$51,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
19The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, TXONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students23,362Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid54% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$48,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
20Missouri State University-SpringfieldSpringfield, MOONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,106Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid59% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$39,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
21Capella UniversityMinneapolis, MNONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students36,284Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid50% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$63,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
22New Mexico State University-Main CampusLas Cruces, NMONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,771Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid65% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$34,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
23The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburg, TXONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students12,741Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid45% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
24Park UniversityParkville, MOONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,859Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid47% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
25University of South DakotaVermillion, SDONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,764Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid67% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
26Portland State UniversityPortland, ORONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,732Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid55% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
27The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, ALONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students11,697Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
28University of Nevada-RenoReno, NVONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,692Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid44% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
29Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, FLONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,045Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid99% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
30Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo, FLONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,639Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid99% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$43,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
31Colorado State University-Fort CollinsFort Collins, COONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,753Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
32University of MaineOrono, MEONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,320Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid99% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
33Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge, LAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,815Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid55% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$50,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
34Washburn UniversityTopeka, KSONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,238Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid62% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
35University of St FrancisJoliet, ILONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,323Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid98% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
36Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MIONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,507Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid90% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
37Widener UniversityChester, PAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,913Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid95% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$53,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
38University of New Hampshire-Main CampusDurham, NHONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,107Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid71% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$51,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
39University of ArkansasFayetteville, ARONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,183Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid41% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
40University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,608Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid58% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$74,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
41University of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu, HIONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,825Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid63% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
42Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,513Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid12% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
43University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle Rock, ARONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,470Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid53% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$34,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
44Murray State UniversityMurray, KYONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,454Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid60% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$37,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
45The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleKnoxville, TNONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,072Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid48% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
46Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, NMONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,064Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid51% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$30,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
47University of LouisvilleLouisville, KYONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,431Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid61% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
48Delaware State UniversityDover, DEONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students24Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid61% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$35,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
49Montclair State UniversityMontclair, NJONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,717Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid27% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$49,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
50Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VAONLINE MSW PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School InformationAmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,925Academic CounselingYesCareer PlacementYesInstitutional Financial Aid45% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates.Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.

Familiarizing Yourself with the Online MSW

Those who pursue a master’s in social work online, which can take about two years to complete, are prepared to use advanced knowledge of social work theories and practices in order to provide services to a variety of clients. Students in these programs take courses that help them hone their leadership skills, use industry research and data to make decisions about the services they deliver, and understand the legal and ethical standards associated with their work.

Since many of the topics that students study in MSW programs can be learned online, there are distance education options they can choose to conveniently incorporate their education into their busy lives. These programs can be conducted completely online, or delivered in a blended format where students may be required to come to campus for some classwork in addition to their online efforts.

Program Options for Online MSW Degrees

Master’s in social work online programs are all created to provide expertise in the advanced knowledge and skills of the field. As a result, it’s important for people interested in pursuing these degrees to understand their options and choose a program based on their professional interests and goals. The following provides an overview of the common online MSW programs that students can choose from and what they can expect to learn when they enroll.

Standard MSW Online

Standard MSW degree programs are for students who have bachelor’s degrees in a discipline other than social work. Since students are just beginning their social work education, these programs generally take longer to complete than advanced standing MSW programs. As a result, part of the curriculum covers basic social work concepts, such as human behavior, social policy and services, and diversity. As the program progresses, students study more advanced topics like research methods, leadership in social work organizations, social work in a forensic context, and psychopharmacology.

In addition, students are required to participate in field experiences, so they have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to a real-world social work environment. During this time, students work in an agency setting where they get practical experience helping individuals and families under the supervision of a seasoned social worker.

Advanced Standing MSW

Advanced standing social work master’s degrees are designed to provide a deeper understanding of the social work field to those who already have prior education experience in the field. As a result, these programs only admit students who have earned a bachelor’s in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Since students are already coming into the program with an understanding of social work basics, they are able to complete their studies in a shorter period of time—generally a year—than they would in a standard program.

During their studies, students in online advanced standing MSW programs learn practical applications for higher-level social work theories, which may include how to work with a specific population in the community, like military personnel, as well as how to run a social service agency. As with their counterparts in standard MSW programs, students earning advanced standing degrees are required to complete a field education component, where they continue building on their existing knowledge and skills in a practical context.

Online MSW Programs with No GRE Required

The Graduate Record Exam, or GRE, is a standardized test that is often required in order to gain admission to graduate programs. However, there are increasingly more and more schools, including those that offer online graduate social work degrees, that are choosing to waive the GRE requirement for admission because performance on the test may not be an accurate reflection of how well students will ultimately do. As a result, those who are interested in earning an online MSW may be able to save the time and stress of taking the GRE by applying to a school that does not require it for admission—but still offers the same quality education as programs that do.

Popular Specialization Tracks for MSW Students

Social work is a diverse field that allows professionals to specialize in several different areas. Students in online MSW programs who know what part of the field they want to pursue can enroll in a specialization track to build their expertise in that subject. Here are examples of some common specializations that can be found in online masters in social work programs.

Mental health social work

Students who enroll in this specialization take coursework that prepares them to diagnose people with mental health issues and provide the counseling they need to live a productive life. In addition, those who are interested in this area may learn how to work with people struggling with substance abuse disorders.

Medical and public health social work

Medical and public health social work programs prepare students to work in substance abuse treatment facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, and home health agencies by teaching them the clinical skills they need to work with vulnerable communities. These programs may familiarize students with how to help those with chronic illnesses, mental health problems, and physical disabilities.

Children, families, and couples

This specialization focuses on the needs of families who may be dealing with various problems related to abuse, trauma, depression, and behavioral disorders. The curriculum is designed to train people to work in child welfare and community social service agencies, as well as the juvenile justice system.

Social work administration

Those who aspire to take administrative positions—such as social work supervisor and program director—can enroll in this concentration in order to gain the leadership skills they need to be successful. Coursework covers topics such as advocacy, grant writing, social problems, public policy, and issues in social work.

Military social work

This specialization teaches students how to address the needs of the military community, from active duty soldiers to reserve military personnel to veterans. In order to do this, the curriculum addresses the specific needs of this community and the interventions that are most effective when providing services to them and their families.

What You’ll Study in an Online MSW Program

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The following sections provide more in-depth information about the specific curriculum that can be found in online MSW programs.

While the exact courses may vary depending on which online MSW program students choose, the objectives of these degrees tend to be similar since departments craft a curriculum to help students become leaders in the field. In order to do this, schools instill advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies in students—such as the ability to assess individuals, groups, and families in order to provide the interventions that will help them with their unique challenges; use social-work related laws and ethical standards when deciding how to meet clients’ needs; and apply their knowledge of social work concepts to achieve social and economic justice for the community.

Core Online Classes for MSW Programs

Online MSW programs offer diverse coursework in order to prepare students for higher-level positions in the field. The following are examples of classes they may be required to complete.

School Social Work Practice

These courses cover how to deliver interventions in a school setting. Students may learn how to work with young people who are members of vulnerable groups, such as those with physical or mental disabilities. In addition, these classes may teach students about the federal and state legislation that protects school children.

Assessment and Diagnosis

Clinical social workers have expertise in evaluating and diagnosing people based on diagnostic categories in the DSM-5, and this class is designed to help students develop these skills. Topics covered may include the types of assessment methods social workers use and how social and cultural factors may influence a particular diagnosis.

Program Management and Leadership

The administrative side of the social work field is explored in this course. Students learn how to identify goals and execute plans in a social work organization, manage and motivate staff, and effectively handle the complicated issues that social work administrators face.

Social Work Practice Research

Those who want to contribute to the knowledge base of the field can learn how to conduct qualitative and quantitative social work research in this course. Topics may include research design, ethical considerations researchers are professionally bound by, and software programs that help researchers analyze data.

Social Work Policy

Students in this course learn how to advocate for policies that advance the field and the well-being of the communities they serve. Coursework may cover policy analysis strategies, the relationship between social policy and power, and the legislative process.

Social Work Interventions

This class helps students cultivate the skills to provide interventions to clients with various problems. The curriculum may teach students how to work with those with drug abuse disorders, mental health issues, and child abuse backgrounds.

Field Education Requirements for MSW Students

In order to solidify the concepts they learned in their classes, MSW students are required to participate in field education, where they work in an agency setting under the supervision of an administrator or experienced social worker. During this time, students complete about 1,000 hours of hands-on training where they work directly with clients to develop competencies like assessment, intervention, and service evaluation skills. In addition, students sharpen their empathy skills and ability to consider the diverse backgrounds of clients when providing services.

Those in standard MSW programs may be required to complete a virtual fieldwork experience before they move on to working with clients in the real world. In this case, students work with actors who simulate the role of clients in crisis and they act out the interventions they would provide. After each roleplaying exercise, students get feedback from their supervising professor, as well as their peers.

FAQs About Earning a Master’s in Social Work Online

Online social work degrees at the master’s level prepare students to play an important role in the community, and as a result, people who enter these programs are expected to meet high standards and understand what is entailed in earning these degrees. The following FAQs address some of the important questions people should know as they navigate their way through the process of applying for, and working toward, these degrees.

What are the admissions requirements for an MSW?

When evaluating schools, hopeful MSW students should pay close attention to the specific admissions requirements of the programs they’re interested in. Generally, social work master’s degree programs expect applicants to:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Complete a statement of purpose explaining their career goals and reasons for wanting to pursue a social work career
  • Participate in an interview
  • Submit letters of recommendation
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average

Can you get an MSW without a BSW?

Yes, people who want to earn and MSW can enroll in a program without having a BSW. In these cases, they will enter a standard MSW program, where they will take core classes that teach them the basic tenets of the social work profession.

How long does it take to get an MSW online?

It typically takes students between one and two and a half years to complete their MSW degree online, depending on the type of program they enroll in and their previous academic background. Standard MSW programs typically take two years to complete while students in advanced standing MSWs can usually finish their coursework in a single year. Whether the program is full-time or part-time will also greatly affect the required time.

What type of accreditation should my online MSW have?

People who are interested in earning their masters in social work online may have various career goals and educational needs, but what they all have in common is that they should only enroll in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The organization, which accredits almost 300 MSW programs, evaluates social work schools based on their curriculum, mission, and goals in order to ensure they are training students to work up to the high standards expected of professionals in the industry. In addition to receiving the high-quality education that students deserve, attending an accredited school ensures that they will be able to obtain a license from their state after they have completed the program.

A full list of accredited online MSW programs can be found on CSWE’s website.

What are some career options after I graduate with an MSW degree?

There are several career options for graduates of online MSW programs. For example, people who are interested in working with children may work as a child welfare case worker or school social worker. Professionals who are interested in treating people with mental health issues may decide to get a job as a clinical mental health social worker. Other jobs these professionals occupy include health care administrator and public health social worker. More in-depth information about jobs for MSW graduates can be found on our what you can do with a degree in social work page.

How much does it cost to get your MSW?

The exact cost of online MSW degree programs vary from one school to another. In order to make an informed decision about what school to attend, prospective students should research not only what different programs have to offer, but also their cost. The following table provides a glimpse at how much some MSW programs cost, as well as the number of credits that are required to complete the degree.

School NameNo. of CreditsCost/CreditEst. Tuition Cost
Arizona State University60$809$48,540
Walden University92 quarter credit hours$482 per quarter hour$44,344
The University of Southern California60N/A$111,240
Boise State University61$495$30,195

*Note: This data represents tuition costs only. Additional fees will likely apply. Check individual college websites for complete cost figures.