University of North Dakota Online MSW Programs

The University of North Dakota’s (UND) Department of Social Work and Office of Extended Learning offers both traditional and advanced standing online MSW programs that prepare students for advanced generalist social work. The curriculum for UND’s online MSW programs is equivalent to that of their on-campus MSW program, and features live, synchronous web classes that students must attend during evenings and weekends.

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The traditional standing program requires the completion of 60 credits over the course of three or more years of part-time study (6 credits per term). Traditional standing students must also attend two on-campus intensives lasting 5-6 days each–one during late June of their first year, and one in early November of their second year. The advanced standing program involves the completion of 36 credits over two years of part-time study. Advanced standing students must attend one 5-6 day campus intensive in early November of their first year of enrollment. The on-campus intensives involve lab experiences and in-person interactions with peers and program faculty

Both the traditional full-length program and the advanced standing track follow a cohort model in that students in a given academic year are admitted at the same time and progress together through classes. The cohort acts as a student support group during school and as students’ professional network once they graduate.

UND’s online MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). UND is also regionally accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards & Practices Board.


University of North Dakota Online MSW Programs: Overview

Department: Department of Social Work
Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing
Concentrations: Advanced Generalist

Program Structure: Online with field instruction (note: students must visit the campus once (Advanced Standing) or twice (Traditional) during the program for approximately 5 to 6 days to meet residency requirements)
Instruction Methods: Program designed for working professional – courses have synchronous instruction that requires students to attend live web classes two to three times a week typically in the evenings and/or on the weekends

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Social Work (MSW) for Non-BSW Students
Website: School of Social Work
Phone Number: (800) 225-5863

Program Requirements
Field Education Requirements: A total of 950 hours (two internships: 450 hours, 500 hours)
Number of Credits Required: 60 credits needed to graduate

Program Length
Program Options: Part-Time Only
Program Length: Program takes 3+ years to complete
Program Start Dates: Spring admissions only

Admission Requirements
GPA: Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (or a GPA of 3.0 over last two years of undergraduate courses)
GRE Information: Not Required
Tuition: Inquire with school

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview
Program Name: Master of Social Work (MSW) for BSW Students
Website: School of Social Work
Phone Number: (800) 225-5863

Program Requirements
Field Education Requirements: A total of 500 hours (one internships that can be completed over one or two semesters)
Number of Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate

Program Length
Program Options: Part-Time Only
Program Length: Program takes 2 years to complete
Program Start Dates: Summer admissions only

Admission Requirements
BSW Requirement: Students must have a BSW degree from a CSWE accredited program
GPA: Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (or a GPA of 3.0 over last two years of undergraduate courses)
GRE Information: Not Required
Tuition: Inquire with school