FAQ: Are there any online MSW programs that start in the Spring?

Answer: Yes. There are online MSW programs that start in the Spring semester and there are part-time and full-time options available.

Part-time programs are ideal for working professionals who do not have the time required to attend a degree program full-time. For students who are interested in a full-time traditional standing program, there are 21 full-time online MSW programs that start in the Spring.

  • Adelphi University
  • Arizona State University
  • Boise State University
  • California State University Northridge
  • Campbellsville University
  • Columbia University
  • Edinboro University
  • Indiana University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Simmons University (Sponsored)
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Southern California (USC) (Sponsored)
  • University of Denver (Sponsored)
  • University of Louisville
  • University of New Hampshire (UNH)
  • University of Kentucky
  • Walden University
  • Western New Mexico University (WNMU)
  • Winthrop University
  • Yeshiva University

Online MSW programs with Spring admission are broken down as follows:

Traditional Programs

  • Full-Time Programs: 21 schools
  • Part-Time Programs: 25 schools

Advanced Standing Programs

  • Full-Time Programs: 16 schools
  • Part-Time Programs: 17 schools

To find the start dates for universities with traditional programs see the first table below. Data for advanced standing programs is included in the second table at the bottom of the page.

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Program Start Dates by University (Traditional Programs)

Program Start Dates by University (Traditional Programs)
School Name Structure of Program* Full-Time Program Part-Time Program
Adelphi University Limited Campus Visits Required Fall and Spring Summer
Arizona State University 100% Online Fall and Spring Fall and Spring
Boise State University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Boston University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Fall and Spring Not Available
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Fall Only
Campbellsville University 100% Online Fall and Spring Not Available
Capella University 100% Online Unspecified Unspecified
Case Western Reserve University
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Columbia University 100% Online Fall and Spring Fall and Spring
Delaware State University 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
Edinboro University 100% Online Fall and Spring Not Available
Florida State University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
George Mason University 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Spring Only
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Louisiana State University 100% Online Six Starts Per Year Six Starts Per Year
Loyola University Chicago 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Metropolitan State University of Denver 100% Online Fall Fall
Morgan State University 100% Online Fall Fall
New Mexico State University 100% Online Fall Not Available
Ohio State University 100% Online Fall Fall
Ohio University 100% Online Not Available 3 Start Dates per Year
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Not Available Rolling Admission - Multiple Start Dates
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Fall Only
Rutgers University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Samford University 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
San Jose State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Fall Only
Simmons University
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Temple University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Fall and Spring
Texas A&M University 100% Online Spring, Summer, and Fall Spring, Summer, and Fall
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Not Available Rolling Admissions
Tulane University 100% Online Summer Only Summer Only
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required Summer Only Summer Only
University of Arkansas, Little Rock 100% Online Not Available Fall and Spring
University of Central Florida 100% Online Not Available Spring, Summer, and Fall
University of Denver
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University of Georgia 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Houston 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Iowa 100% Online Not Available Summer
University of Kentucky 100% Online Rolling Admissions Not Available
University of Louisville 100% Online Fall, Spring, and Summer Fall and Spring
University of Missouri 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Nevada, Reno 100% Online Fall Only, Program Not Specified as Full or Part Time Fall Only, Program Not Specified as Full or Part Time
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
University of New Hampshire 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Not Available
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Spring Only
University of Northern Iowa 100% Online Varies Varies
University of South Florida 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
University of Southern California (USC)
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
University of Utah 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
Walden University 100% Online 4 Start Dates per Year 4 Start Dates per Year
West Virginia University 100% Online Not Available Fall
Western Kentucky University 100% Online Not Available Fall
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Widener University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Winthrop University 100% Online Spring and Summer While you can skip 7 week terms, 1 course is considered full-time
Yeshiva University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer

Program Start Dates by University (Advanced Standing Programs)

Program Start Dates by University (Advanced Standing Programs)
School Name Structure of Program* Full-Time Program Part-Time Program
Boise State University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Boston University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring, and Summer
Campbellsville University 100% Online Fall and Spring Not Available
Capella University 100% Online Unspecified Unspecified
Case Western Reserve University
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100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Columbia University 100% Online Not Available Summer Only
Delaware State University 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
Edinboro University 100% Online Summer Only Not Available
Florida State University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Summer Only
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Louisiana State University 100% Online 2 Starts in March and October Not Available
Loyola University Chicago 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall
Metropolitan State University of Denver 100% Online Summer Summer
Morgan State University 100% Online Fall Not Available
New Mexico State University 100% Online Fall Not Available
Ohio State University 100% Online Summer Summer
Ohio University 100% Online Not Available 3 Start Dates per Year
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Not Available Rolling Admission - Multiple Start Dates
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Summer Only Not Available
Rutgers University 100% Online Fall Not Available
Samford University 100% Online Summer Only Summer Only
Texas A&M University 100% Online Spring, Summer, and Fall Spring, Summer, and Fall
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Not Available Rolling Admissions
Tulane University 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required Fall Only Fall Only
University of Arkansas 100% Online Summer Only Not Available
University of Central Florida 100% Online Not Available Fall
University of Houston 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Iowa 100% Online Not Available Summer
University of Kentucky 100% Online Rolling Admissions Not Available
University of Louisville 100% Online Fall, Spring, and Summer Sping
University of Missouri 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Nevada, Reno 100% Online Fall Only, Program Not Specified as Full or Part Time Fall Only, Program Not Specified as Full or Part Time
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
University of New Hampshire 100% Online Summer Not Available
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Summer Only
University of Northern Iowa 100% Online Varies Varies
University of South Florida 100% Online Summer Summer
University of Southern California (USC)
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Summer Only Summer Only
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley 100% Online Spring, Summer, Fall Not Available
Walden University 100% Online 4 Start Dates per Year 4 Start Dates per Year
West Virginia University 100% Online Not Available Fall
Western Kentucky University 100% Online Fall Fall
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Widener University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Winthrop University 100% Online Spring and Summer While you can skip 7 week terms, 1 course is considered full-time
Yeshiva University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer

*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.

Last updated in March, 2020.