Online MSW Programs in California (CA)

Students in California have several options when it comes to online Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. Four universities with campuses in California: California State University, Northridge, California State University, San Bernardino, the University of Southern California (USC), and Humboldt State University, offer online MSW programs. Cal State Northridge and USC offer fully online degree programs that do not require students to visit the campus during the program. Cal State San Bernardino and Humboldt State require students to make a limited number of campus visits during the program. (On OnlineMSWPrograms.com, we classify any program that requires two or fewer campus visits per year as an online MSW program.)

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM CALIFORNIA


FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM CALIFORNIA
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
University of Southern California Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum
Baylor University Address Injustice from a Strengths-based Perspective
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
Simmons University Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations

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In addition to online MSW programs, California State University, Chico and California State University, Long Beach both offer hybrid MSW programs. Cal State Chico combines online learning with campus instruction as students are required to visit the campus two weekends per semester. Cal State Long Beach offers a distance education program with classes being offered at Santa Rosa Junior College and Ventura County Community College for 2016-2019 cohort.

Please note: All online MSW programs require students to complete field education at a local health services agency.

Finally, there are 24 universities that offer online MSW programs that accept students from California. Several of these universities charge the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students. The majority of these graduate schools do not require students to visit the campus during the program. Only Columbia University, University of Indiana, University of North Dakota, and Portland State University require students to visit the campus.


Colleges in California with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in California with Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional (FT)
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (PT)
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)


Colleges in California with Hybrid MSW Programs

Colleges in California with Hybrid MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
California State University, Chico Online + Campus Instruction Traditional (PT)
California State University, Long Beach Distance Education Program at Select Locations Traditional (PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from California

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from California
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT)
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Boston University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Columbia University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (FT & PT)
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT)
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Louisiana State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) and Advanced Standing (FT)
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (PT)
Rutgers University 100% Online Traditional (PT)
Simmons University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) 
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Traditional (PT) and Advanced Standing (PT)
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional (PT)
University of Denver 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of Houston 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Louisville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Widener University 100% Online Traditional (PT)

*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.

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