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Are you ready to be the change in your community? The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is a graduate-level program for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject to advance in the social work field. The MSW is the common educational requirement for a social worker to apply to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and it’s also a gateway degree to a multitude of social work careers, whether clinical jobs or policy/macro-oriented jobs.

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Accredited Online MSW Programs

Why Earn an MSW?

Social workers are a critical profession working to improve the lives of those in at-risk communities. Carrying out the duties of this profession with skill and care requires understanding of clinical techniques, as well as appreciation of topics as wide-ranging as policy analysis and statistics to culturally competent social work practice.

Students of CSWE-accredited MSW programs are exposed to curricula covering these types of topics, with a wide range of schools offering specializations and concentrations for various client groups or job tracks. Many well-regarded schools offer fully online MSW degrees, especially helpful for working professionals who want to advance their existing social work careers or switch careers into social work.

On average, those in the field with an MSW degree out-earn those who perform social work duties with only a bachelor’s degree by at least $13,000 per year. As important as higher salary potential may be from an MSW degree, perhaps as important to mission-driven individuals who pursue social work is the chance to create greater impact with more learning.

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Master of Social Work
Earn your Bachelor or Master of Social Work Degree – 100% online. Pursue your passion to help individuals, families, and communities by gaining an understanding of human behavior and social work principles, values, and ethics. Prepare for entry-level social work or further your education. Programs currently in Candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education.
Master of Social Work
Ranked the No. 1 private institution for veterans by the Military Times in 2020, Syracuse University offers a CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work program that does not require GRE scores to apply. Students can choose to concentrate their degrees in integrated practice or clinical practice. Standard and Advanced Standing tracks are available.
Master of Social Work
[email protected] is the online Master of Social Work (MSW) program from the top-ranked Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. The future-focused curriculum explores four inter-professional competency areas: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy. This program includes advanced standing and traditional MSW options.
Online Master of Social Work
Our CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program will prepare students for diverse career opportunities within a variety of social service settings. Using a curriculum that aligns with competencies from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), students gain knowledge, skills and experience that they can transfer directly into the workplace. This program consists of two tracks to accommodate those with an undergraduate degree in social work and those that are new to the field.
Online Masters of Therapy and Psychology Programs
You shouldn’t have to put your education on hold, at Northcentral University we offer weekly course starts to fit your schedule. With no need to wait for the start of a semester, you can start your educational journey as soon as you’re ready. Chose from general and specific concentrations in Marriage & Family Therapy and Psychology.
Master of Social Work
The [email protected] is the online Master of Social Work from USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The Advanced Standing track can be completed in as little as 12 months with a BSW. USC offers virtual and in-person field education, and students focus on adults, youth or social change.
Master of Social Work (MSW)
The University of Denver’s top-ranked school of social work offers two online MSW tracks: traditional and advanced standing. Students with a BSW can earn an MSW in as few as 18 months; students without a BSW can earn an MSW in as few as 27 months. GRE scores are not required.
MSW: Social Work
This program offers a general cognate and an individual and family clinical cognate. No matter which option you choose, you’ll receive advanced generalist training in social policy, research, and practice — as well as the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your field. Online and on campus. Training Champions for Christ since 1971.

Social Workers and MSW Degree Graduates: By the Numbers

$58,718
Average annual salary for MSW graduates
11%
Expected growth in social work jobs, 2018 – 2028
49th
Rank of social worker in the U.S. News “100 Best Jobs of 2020”

Sources (information accessed June 2020): salary data, average reported by PayScale.com and Salary.com; job outlook data, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 100 Best Jobs rank, U.S. News