Masters in Social Work Online Programs in Colorado (CO)

Colorado offers a few programs for students and professionals looking to obtain their Master of Social Work degrees online. The Metropolitan State University of Denver offers fully online programs as well as a mixed traditional program where coursework can be accessed on campus, hybrid, or online. Lastly, Colorado State University at Fort Collins offers a distance hybrid course, combining off campus courses with two intensive learning weekends a semester at different areas in the state.

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

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In the tables below, click on the school name to learn more about the programs offered by that school.

Colleges in Colorado with Online MSW Programs

Metropolitan State University of Denver also offers a fully online program requiring no visits in addition to offering a mixed traditional program. This program allows for coursework to be accessed online and on campus. Both of these online MSW programs offer traditional and advanced standing admissions either full time or part time.

Colleges in Colorado with Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM PROGRAM OPTIONS
University of Denver
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Metropolitan State University of Denver 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)

 

Colleges in Colorado with Hybrid MSW Programs

Colorado State University at Fort Collins offers a “distance hybrid” MSW program option. While the majority of classes are online, students are required to attend two intensive learning weekends per semester in either Denver of Colorado Springs. The program offers both traditional and advanced standing admission with part time enrollment options as well.

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Colorado

Most schools offering online MSW programs accept students from Colorado. However, the online MSW programs at The University of Alaska at Anchorage, The University of Missouri has specific acceptance requirements that do not include accepting students from the State of Colorado.

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Colorado
University Name Program Structure Program Options
Adelphi University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Baylor University
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Boise State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Boston University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional FT
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT
Campbellsville University 100% Online Traditional FT, Advanced FT & PT
Capella University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Columbia University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced PT
Delaware State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Florida State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Fordham University
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George Mason University 100% Online Traditional PT
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
Indiana University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Louisiana State University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced FT
Loyola University Chicago 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Metropolitan State University of Denver 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
New Mexico State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Ohio State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Ohio University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Our Lady of the Lake University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT, Advanced FT
Rutgers University 100% Online Traditional PT, Advanced FT
Samford University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
San Jose State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional PT
Simmons University
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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Syracuse University
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100% Online Traditional PT, Advanced FT & PT
Temple University 100% Online Traditional PT
Texas State University - San Marcos 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Tulane University 100% Online Traditional FT & PT, Advanced FT
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Arkansas 100% Online Advanced FT
University of Central Florida 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Denver
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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Georgia 100% Online Traditional PT
University of Houston 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
University of Kentucky 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
University of Louisville 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Nevada, Reno 100% Online Traditional 8 Semesters, Advanced 4 Semesters
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional PT, Advanced Accelerated & PT
University of New Hampshire 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional/Advanced PT
University of South Florida 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Tennessee at Knoxville 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley 100% Online Advanced FT
West Virginia University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced PT
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
Winthrop University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT
Yeshiva University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & 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.

How to Become a Social Worker in Colorado

The Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners issues two types of social work license: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Below are some common steps to become a social worker in Colorado, which you should confirm with Colorado’s board of social workers. Information regarding licensure in Colorado was last retrieved in August 2020.

Pathway to Become an LSW in Colorado

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete a Master of Social Work degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Pass the Masters Social Work Licensing Examination from the Association of Social Work Boards and the Colorado Mental Health Professions online Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Apply to the Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners.

For more detailed information on becoming a social worker in Colorado, visit the Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners. You can also refer to our guides on general requirements for becoming a social worker and becoming an LCSW.