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MasterTrack Online MSW

Complete the MasterTrack Certificate and your MSW Online with the #1 School of Social Work

Once you successfully finish your MasterTrack certificate and are admitted to the MSW online program, you continue your MSW degree requirements online. We offer both part-time and full-time options. The online curricular pathway is Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker.

The full-time option will begin in fall 2023.
Please note the MasterTrack Certificate alone is a non-credit bearing credential.

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  • The online MSW degree is a 45 credit program saving you time and money
  • You will have assistance from an admission counselor and academic advisor
  • You can connect with faculty one-on-one during office hours
  • We provide field placements near your community in the Conterminous U.S. (48 states and DC; not including Alaska, Hawaii or any U.S. territory)
  • You can balance a career and an MSW degree with our part-time option

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

  • Admission to the MSW program.
  • Successful completion of MasterTrack certificate.
  • Students will complete a 45 credit hour program including 14 credits of field instruction (912 clock hours). Field instruction must be completed in the Conterminous U.S. (48 states and DC; not including Alaska, Hawaii or any U.S. territory)
  • Non-candidate for degree students are not eligible to participate in the MasterTrack MSW Online program.
  • Transfer students may be eligible to participate in the online MSW program.
  • Students in the full-time online program must be available for primarily day/weekday courses, as well as fieldwork during regular day/weekday hours. Students in the part-time online program will have evening/weekend courses available, but must be available for fieldwork during regular day/weekday hours.

You will complete coursework in the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse, which prepares you to become a licensed clinical social worker.

Apply to the MasterTrack MSW Online Program

  • Step 1

    Submit an Eligibility Review Request at the earliest date possible.

    Submit Eligibility Review Request

  • Step 2
    Your resume and interest form will be reviewed to assess eligibility to apply to the MasterTrack MSW program. Once approved, schedule an admissions consultation with the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management,
  • Step 3

    Review the MasterTrack Certificate Schedule & Timeline to plan the timing for your MSW application submission. You want to submit your MSW application with enough time to receive a decision prior to your desired cohort start date.

  • Step 4

    Apply to MSW Program, if eligible based on review. Your application will receive a full MSW program admissions review.

    Apply to MSW Program

  • Step 5

    Start your MasterTrack certificate either before or after you receive an MSW Program application decision.

    Students may be well advised to start the MasterTrack after receiving an offer of admission to the MSW Program. Completion of the MasterTrack certificate does not guarantee admission to the MSW program.

When to Apply

MasterTrack MSW Curriculum Schedule

View curriculum terms and credit hours.

MasterTrack Certificate Schedule & Timelines

The MasterTrack certificate can be completed over a 6 month period (taking 2 classes at a time), or a 4 month period (taking 3 classes at a time). It is strongly discouraged for students to take more than 3 classes at a time, unless they are working on the MasterTrack full time.

Financial Aid

Online MSW

For information please refer to the MSW Guide to Financial Aid. Students may apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid for the semesters they are enrolled in master’s level online courses through the School of Social Work. Students should submit the SSW Financial Aid Application at the time of application to the MSW Program.

MasterTrack Certificate

There is no financial aid available for the online MasterTrack certificate.

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