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

Answer: Yes

There are online MSW programs that start in the Spring semester; however, the majority of those programs are part-time. 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 program, there are only 7 full-time online MSW programs that starts in the Spring.

  • Arizona State University
  • Boise State University
  • Fordham University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Simmons University
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of Denver
  • University of New Hampshire (UNH)
  • Western New Mexico University (WNMU)

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

Traditional Programs:

  • Full-Time Programs: 7 schools
  • Part-Time Programs: 19 schools

Advanced Standing Programs:

  • Full-Time Programs: 4 schools
  • Part-Time Programs: 10 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
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 Only Not Available
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Fall Only
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Columbia University Limited Campus Visits Required Fall Only Fall Only
Edinboro University 100% Online Fall Only Not Available
Florida State University 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
Fordham University 100% Online Fall and Spring Fall and Spring
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Spring Only
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Four Start Dates Per Year
Louisiana State University 100% Online Six Starts Per Year Six Starts 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
Saint Leo University Limited Campus Visits Required Fall Only Fall Only
Simmons University 100% Online Multiple Starts Per Year Multiple Starts Per Year
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required Fall Only Fall Only
University of Central Florida 100% Online Not Available Three Starts Per Year
University of Denver 100% Online Multiple Starts Per Year Not Available
University of Houston 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
University of Louisville 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
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 Southern California (USC) 100% Online Multiple Starts Per Year Multiple Starts Per Year
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
Widener University 100% Online Not Available 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 Only
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
Edinboro University 100% Online Summer Only Not Available
Florida State University 100% Online Not Available Fall and Spring
Fordham University 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Summer Only
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Four Start Dates Per Year
Louisiana State University 100% Online 2 Starts in March and October Not Available
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Not Available Rolling Admission - Multiple Start Dates
Saint Leo University Limited Campus Visits Required Summer Only Not Available
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required Fall Only Fall Only
University of Houston 100% Online Not Available Spring Only
University of Louisville 100% Online Fall Only Fall Only
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Not Available Fall, Spring and Summer
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Not Available Summer Only
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online Multiple Starts Per Year Multiple Starts Per Year
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Summer Only Summer Only
University of Texas - Arlington 100% Online Not Available Fall Only
Western New Mexico 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.

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