Online MSW Programs in Maine (ME)

The University of New England, based in Biddeford, Maine, currently has the only school of social work with a campus in the state and a fully online MSW program. Instruction for the program is primarily delivered asynchronously, which is ideal for working professionals who may not be able to attend weekly online classes held in real time, and it follows the standard cohort model with a set plan of study. In addition to the online coursework, students must complete field education requirements at a local health services agency.

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

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM MAINE

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM MAINE
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
Simmons University (FT, PT) Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations
U of Southern California (USC) (FT, PT) Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum

Sponsored MSW Programs


The University of New England offers traditional and advanced standing tracks, as well as concentrations in Clinical Practice: Individual, Families and Groups; and Community Practice: Organizational and Community Practice. The traditional track is 64 credits and requires two practicums of 560 hours each. It is part time only, typically completed in four years, although the accelerated option takes only three. The advanced standing track is only 35 credits and requires a total of 560 hours of field education. It is part time only as well, typically completed in two years, although the accelerated option takes only 16 months.

In addition to The University of New England, students residing in Maine have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 25 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students in Maine, and the majority of these are fully online, meaning students are not required to visit campus while earning their degrees. Five of these programs do necessitate a limited number of visits, and these may be the ideal medium for students who want the flexibility of an online program yet would still prefer to meet their professors and classmates in person.

Several out-of-state online MSW programs also have the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students, so aspiring social workers in Maine would be wise to research as many options as possible. To learn more about a particular program, click on the school’s name below.

Colleges in Maine with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in Maine with Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
University of New England 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Maine

TOnline MSW Programs that Accept Students from Maine
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)
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) 
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 Louisville 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (FT & 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)
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.