Online MSW Programs in Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana State University, based in Baton Rouge, has the only school of social work with a campus in the state and a fully online MSW program. Instruction for the program is delivered asynchronously, allowing students to peruse course material at their own convenience. This combined with the length of courses — seven weeks — means students may start the program at various times throughout the year. In addition to their online academic coursework, Louisiana State University’s online MSW students must also complete 960 hours of field education at a local health services agency.

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

Louisiana State University offers both traditional and advanced standing tracks, as well as an optional Advanced Direct Social Work Practice concentration. The traditional track is 60 credits and requires a total of 960 hours of field education. It may be completed in two years full time or three years part time. The advanced standing track is 33 credits and requires 480 hours of field education. It is only available full time and must be completed in one year.

In addition to Louisiana State University’s School of Social Work, students residing in Louisiana have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 24 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students from Louisiana. While the majority of these are fully online programs and do not require students to visit campus, five programs do necessitate a limited number of visits. For students who want the flexibility of an online program but would still prefer to meet their professors or classmates in person, these particular programs may be the ideal medium.

Several out-of-state online MSW programs that accept students in Louisiana also have the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students, so aspiring social workers would do well to research as many universities as possible. To learn more about a specific program, click on the school’s name below.

Colleges in Louisiana with Online MSW Programs

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


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Louisiana

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Louisiana
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)
California State University, Northridge 100% Online Traditional (PT)
California State University, San Bernardino Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional (FT)
Case Western Reserve University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Edinboro University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT)
Humboldt State University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
Indiana University Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
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) 
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)
Texas State University – San Marcos 100% Online Traditional (PT) and Advanced Standing (PT)
University at Buffalo (SUNY) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Denver 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of Houston 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of New England (UNE) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of New Hampshire (UNH) 100% Online Traditional (FT)
University of North Dakota Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Southern California (USC) 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & PT)
Western New Mexico University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT) 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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