University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hybrid MSW Program

The University of Hawai’i offers a hybrid online MSW program that follows a cohort model with some synchronous but mainly asynchronous structure. Traditional and advanced standing options are available with concentrations in Children and Families. Students are required to physically visit campus once a year, meeting live at the Oahu Campus.

For traditional standing students course requirements to graduate require 57 credits hours, and 900 hours of field education. Advanced standing students are required to complete 30 credit hours and 450 hours of field education. Both programs are available in a part time option and take three years for traditional and two years for advanced. The advanced program also has full-time option that takes one year to complete. The MSW program is available through distance education technology to neighbor island residents in their communities (Hawai‘i, Moloka‘i, Kaua‘i, Maui, or Lana‘i).With the use of a computer, webcam, microphone, and televisions, students will engage in classes.

HawaiĘ»i Interactive Television Services (HITS), provides broadcast-quality video communications to the neighboring islands which allow each site to see multiple other sites simultaneously. Admissions for traditional students is in the fall only while the advanced standing is in the Summer only. University of Hawai’i online MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hybrid MSW Program: Overview

Department: Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Children and Families

Program Structure: Combination of different delivery methods including online, hybrid and on-site (at specific locations throughout Hawaii) with field practicums (note: students must visit the Oahu campus once a year)

Instruction Methods: Program follows a cohort model – students take courses through a variety of delivery methods including interactive television, online, hybrid, and face-to-face meetings at a local site. Classes are typically on weeknights, but may take place on Saturdays as well.

Disclaimer: Students are required to travel to Oahu once a year to visit the campus

Program Information – Traditional Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Masters of Social Work Degree Distance Education Option
  • Phone Number: (808) 956-9470

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 900 hours (four semesters)
  • Number of Credits Required: 57 credit

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program takes 3 years to complete
  • Program Start Dates: Fall admission only (program admits students two out of every three years in cohorts)

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Not Required

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Masters of Social Work Degree Distance Education Option – Advanced Standing
  • Phone Number: (808) 956-9470

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: A total of 450 hours (two semesters)
  • Number of Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate

Program Length

  • Program Options: Full-Time and Part-Time Options
  • Program Length: Full-Time: 1 year (three semesters: Summer, Fall and Spring); Part-Time: 2 years (five semesters)
  • Program Start Dates: Summer admission only (program admits students two out of every three years in cohorts)

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited school that was earned in the last seven years
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Not Required

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University of Hawai’i at Manoa's MSW program information was last updated on October 2018. For more information, visit the university's website above. 

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