Social Work, MSW

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Degree Type
Master of Social Work
Credit Hours
College of
Social Work

Offering the first master of social work (MSW) of its kind in the country, FSU has the reputation and the experience to create a student-centered online environment where you’ll get to know your peers, faculty, and professional staff. You’ll go through a widely recognized program and come out a career-ready professional capable of working in a number of areas. We offer both a traditional online MSW program (61 credit hours) and an advanced standing MSW program (39 credit hours). 

Please note that the advanced standing program is only for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or for students interested in transferring from a two-year, traditional CSWE-accredited MSW program who have completed their first year of studies to include a generalist field placement. A BSW is not required for the traditional online MSW.

Available Majors

  • Social Work

Program Website

Program Accreditation
Council on Social Work Education

University Accreditation: Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Florida State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

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