FAQ: Are there any two 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 the 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)

Click on the school name for more information about their programs, admission requirements and eligibility restrictions.

UniversityEnrollment OptionsStudy Length
100% Online
2 years
Sponsored: Baylor University
100% Online
12 months or 24 months
100% Online
2 years
100% Online
2 years (four semesters)
Limited Campus Visits Required
2 years
100% Online
2 years (accelerated program with eight quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer)
Sponsored: Fordham University
100% Online
2 years
100% Online
2 years
Sponsored: Simmons University
100% Online
Program Options: 16 months (4 terms), 23 months(6 terms)
Limited Campus Visits Required
2 years
100% Online
18 months
100% Online
2 years (four semesters)
100% Online
2 years (four semesters)
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. Last updated April 2020.

Sponsored Online Advanced Standing MSW Programs

Earn Your MSW Online from Fordham University info

Fordham’s skills-based, online MSW program integrates advanced relevant social work competencies, preparing students to serve individuals and communities while moving the profession forward. This program includes advanced standing and traditional MSW options.

  • Traditional and advanced standing online MSW options are available. 
  • There are four areas of focus: Individuals and Families, Organizations and Community, Evaluation, and Policy Practice and Advocacy.
  • Pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time track.  

Earn your Master of Social Work online from the University of Denver. info

The University of Denver’s online MSW program is delivered by its top-ranked school of social work1 and offers two program tracks: traditional and advanced standing. Students with a BSW can complete the advanced standing track in as few as 18 months; students without a BSW can complete the traditional track in as few as 27 months.

1U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – Best Schools for Social Work  

  • Complete the online MSW program in as few as 18 months if you have a BSW; if you do not have a BSW, the program may be completed in as few as 27 months.
  • No GRE Required
  • Mental Health and Trauma or Health, Equity and Wellness concentrations

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Last updated: April 2020