Question: Are there any online MSW programs that have multiple start dates?

Answer: Yes. On OnlineMSWPrograms.com, we classify any program with three or more start dates per year as having multiple start dates. These programs are ideal for students who want to get started on earning their Master of Social Work (MSW) online without having to wait for the traditional school year to start in the Fall or Spring semester.

Currently, there are 60 schools offering master’s in social work programs online. Of those 60, 15 schools offer programs that have multiple start dates throughout the year. The other programs follow the traditional school year with Fall, Spring and/or Summer admission. We have compiled a complete list of start dates by program in the tables at the bottom of this page.

Online MSW programs with multiple start dates are broken down as follows:

Traditional Programs (15 schools):

  • Full-Time: 6 programs
  • Part-Time: 14 programs

Advanced Standing Programs (9 schools):

  • Full-Time: 7 programs
  • Part-Time: 9 programs

Online MSW Programs with Multiple Start Dates (Fall, Spring and Summer)

Online MSW Programs with Multiple Start Dates (Fall, Spring and Summer)
School Name Structure of Program* Program Options
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Boston University 100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Case Western Reserve University
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100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Florida State University 100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Fordham University
Sponsored
100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Louisiana State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT)
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Rutgers University 100% Online Traditional (PT)
Simmons University
Sponsored
100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT)
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University of Denver
Sponsored
100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
University of New Hampshire 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of Southern California (USC)
Sponsored
100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley 100% Online Advanced Standing (FT)
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Widener University 100% Online Traditional (PT)

*All online MSW programs require field education at a local health services agency. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit the campus during the program. For schools that are not 100% online, we classify any program that requires two or fewer visits to the campus per year as an online program. Therefore, the programs that are not listed as 100% online above require a limited number of campus visits during the program as of April 2020.

Last updated: April 2020