Online MSW Programs that can be completed in as little as 24 Months

These online programs can be completed in as little as 24 months.


Baylor University

The Master of Social Work (MSW) online program from Baylor University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, enabling aspiring social work professionals to serve and empower vulnerable populations worldwide. Students will learn the skills and theories necessary to make meaningful, informed change and be challenged to think about the ethical integration of faith and social work practice.

  • Complete the MSW online program in as few as 12 months
  • Council on Social Work Education-accredited
  • No GRE required


Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University’s online master in social work prepares the next generation of social work leaders to become change agents who meet the needs of their communities.

  • Ranked the No. 9 school of social work by U.S. News & World Report in 2019
  • MSSA is recognized as an equivalent to an MSW
  • CSWE-accredited
  • No GRE requirement


Fordham University

OnlineMSW@Fordham is the online master in social work from the top-ranked Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Designed to meet the demands of the 21st century, the future-focused curriculum explores four inter-professional focus areas through the traditional and advanced standing plans of study: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy.

  • Top-ranked graduate school of social work by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Full time, part time, and accelerated program tracks
  • CSWE-accredited


University of Denver

The University of Denver’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is delivered by the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), ranked among the top 20 graduate social work schools in the country in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. MSW@Denver prepares students to fight for social change and deliver trauma-informed services to individuals, families and groups within a variety of professional settings throughout the country.

  • Top-20 School of Social Work
  • There are two online MSW program tracks: traditional and advanced standing
  • Complete in as few as 18 months
  • CSWE-accredited program
  • GRE scores are not required to apply.


Simmons University

SocialWork@Simmons is an innovative, online Master of Social Work (MSW) program offered through the Simmons School of Social Work, the nation’s oldest school of clinical social work. Combining live classes taught by renowned SSW faculty, internships in or near students’ own communities, and the same rigorous curriculum as the on-campus MSW program, SocialWork@Simmons prepares clinical social workers for direct, real-world practice with individuals, groups, families, and communities.

  • Prepares students to pursue licensure, including LCSW
  • Accredited by the CSWE
  • Full-time, part-time, and accelerated tracks
  • Minimum completion time: 16 months
  • No GRE scores required for admission
  • Advanced standing available for BSW graduates


University of Southern California

The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work from top-ranked USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, is designed for aspiring social work leaders. Students gain clinical skills in virtual and in-person field education and will choose a department of study in either adult mental health, children and families, or social change.

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Accredited by the CSWE
  • Online classes taught by USC faculty
  • Virtual field training to build skills and confidence
  • Dedicated field placement specialists identify in-person placements near students’ communities

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