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 34 schools offering online MSW programs. Of those 34, 15 schools offer programs that have multiple start dates throughout the year. The other 19 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.

The only schools to offer both full-time and part-time programs for traditional and advanced standing students with multiple start dates per year are the University of Southern California (USC), Boise State University, and Western New Mexico University. The other schools offer either part-time or full-time programs.

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: 5 programs
  • Part-Time: 8 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 100% Online Traditional (PT), Advanced Standing (PT)
Fordham University 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 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 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) 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT), Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
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.

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