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MSW 100% Online Program

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

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. 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.

Once admitted to the MSW, 100% online students may also apply to the Violence Against Women and Children Certificate (VAWC) program.  A unique program that offers specialized courses that complement field placements, the VAWC certificate educates MSW students in this important field.

Field Education

Field education is an essential pedagogical component of your MSW education. In the 100% Online Program, the field internship begins in the third semester. Students complete two field placements – a foundation level placement for three semesters (11.25 hours/week) and an advanced clinical placement for four semesters (13.5 hours/week). Advanced Standing students begin placement in their first semester and complete placement over four semesters (16 hours/week). Students will work with the 100% online field faculty to identify an appropriate field placement setting. Our school has relationships with numerous agencies across the country to meet the needs of online program students.

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Learn More

Use these links to access important information relevant to your studies. 


For more information and to apply to the MSW 100% Online Program, click here.

Tuition and fees

Enrollment Information

Rutgers Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and satisfy the requirements for licensure in New Jersey.  Requirements for licensure vary by state, to review social work licensing requirements in your state click here.

We have dedicated enrollment coaches who will guide you through the admissions process. To speak with an enrollment coach, please call 866-935-3024 or visit us online.

To get started with your application, click here.


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