Question: Are there any 2 year online MSW programs?

Answer: Yes

There are online MSW programs that can be completed in two years. For traditional standing students, those who have not earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), full-time online MSW programs typically take two years to complete. The majority of these programs use a cohort model of instruction where students enter and proceed through program together as a group. Therefore, students are usually required to take a set schedule of classes each quarter / semester. For students who decide to pursue an online MSW full-time, most schools do not recommend trying to work full-time during the program due to the course loads and field education requirements.

For working professionals, there are also part-time online MSW programs that typically take two and a half to four years to complete depending on the school.

For students who have already earned a BSW, there are full-time and part-time advanced standing online MSW programs that can be completed in one to two and a half years depending on the curriculum. These programs typically have stricter admission criteria and often have prerequisite course requirements.

Online MSW Programs that can be Completed in Two Years (Traditional Programs)

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Online MSW Programs that can be Completed in Two Years (Traditional Programs)
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* LENGTH OF PROGRAM
Arizona State University 100% Online 2 years
Boise State University 100% Online 2 years
California State University, Northridge 100% Online 2 years (four semesters)
Columbia University Limited Campus Visits Required 2 years
Edinboro University 100% Online 2 years (accelerated program with eight quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer)
Louisiana State University 100% Online 2 years
Saint Leo University Limited Campus Visits Required 2 years (six semesters: Fall, Spring and Summer)
Simmons University 100% Online Program Options: 15 months (4 terms), 2 years (6 terms), ~2.5 years (8 terms)
University of Alaska Anchorage Limited Campus Visits Required 2 years
University of Denver 100% Online 27 months
University of Louisville 100% Online 2.5 years (seven semesters)
University of New Hampshire 100% Online 28 to 29 months (seven semesters)
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online 2 years (four semesters)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online 2 years (four semesters)
Western New Mexico University 100% Online 2 years

*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.


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