MSW | 100% Online Program

Application Deadlines

We are now accepting applications for the 100% Online MSW Program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but we encourage you to apply early.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than March 20th for Summer admission, July 1st for Fall admission, and November 15th for Spring admission.  We are also now accepting applications for Advanced Standing students for Fall admission.  Applications for Advanced Standing are due by June 1st

For more information and to apply, please visit the Rutgers MSW %100 Online Program. 

Welcome to Rutgers MSW 100% Online Program, offering all the advantages of an on campus education plus the convenience and flexibility of learning online.  Please enjoy this video about our program.

Our 100% Online MSW program in Clinical Social Work is designed for self-directed students who seek the flexibility and convenience of online learning.  The program offers a robust online learning community with close interactions between students and faculty.

Students in this program complete their MSW in three years and classes are held in an asynchronous format, which means that there is not a fixed meeting time. Courses have regularly scheduled assignments and due dates, just like in a traditional classroom, and students and faculty interact via threaded discussions and other web-based technologies. Third-year students will have the option of taking their advanced clinical courses in either an asynchronous or synchronous format. Field Placement at a social service agency begins in the third semester of the first year and continues until program completion.   The Advanced Standing option is available to students who have a BSW or BASW from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, and allows students to complete the MSW program in four semesters. 

For 2014-2015 tuition and fees, see Fully Online Master’s Degree Program at

Please note there is no difference between in-state and out of state tuition for the 100% online MSW program 

For more information, please read our FAQs about Online Learning.

Currently Rutgers cannot enroll residents of all states into the MSW program; an enrollment coach will provide more information. State social work boards determine the requirements for social work licensure. Prospective students should contact their state licensing board to determine if this online program meets licensure requirements.