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Online MSW FAQ


  1. As an online student would I be able to pursue the School Social Work Certificate?

    No, the School Social Work Certificate will not be offered in the Online MSW Program and is only available in our On-Campus MSW Program.

  2. Can students choose any pathway in the Online Program?

    Students completing the Online MSW Program must follow the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Pathway. Additional pathways may be added to the Online Program in the future.

  3. Do you anticipate adding additional pathways to your online MSW program in the future?

    Yes! The next addition will be a more macro-focused pathway.

  4. How many credits do online students take each semester?

    Online students enroll in 5-7 credits each semester for 7 semesters to complete the 45-credit degree program. This includes credits for field placement hours.

  5. What times will online courses be offered?

    Online MSW courses will be offered primarily during evenings (EST) during the week. Students living outside of the Eastern Time Zone will need to make accommodations to attend courses during their listed times.


  1. Are International Students eligible for the Online MSW?

    No. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency status is required to pursue the Online MSW program.

  2. Are undocumented or DACAmented students eligible to apply to the Online MSW program?

    Yes. The student must reside within the U.S. and meet criteria for one of the following paths:

  3. Can I complete the online MSW program as a dual degree student?

    Transfer and dual degree students may be eligible to participate in the online MSW program.

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