Online MSW Programs in Missouri (MO)

The University of Missouri School of Social Work, based in Columbia, is currently the only in-state institution to offer a fully online MSW program. The program follows the standard cohort model, with a set plan of study, and most instruction is delivered asynchronously, although some live, synchronous sections are required for role-playing exercises and interactions with professors and peers. In addition to the online coursework, students must also 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
FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
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
University of Southern California Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
Simmons University Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations

Sponsored MSW Programs

The University of Missouri School of Social Work’s online MSW program offers traditional and advanced standing tracks, as well as concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice and in Policy, Planning and Administration in Human Services. The traditional track is 60 credit hours and includes two practicums: one of 400 hours and another of 680 hours. It is part time only, typically requiring three years to complete. The advanced standing track is only 39 credit hours and includes a total of 680 hours of field education. It is part time only as well, typically requiring two years to complete.

In addition to The University of Missouri, students residing in the state have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 26 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students from Missouri, and the majority of these programs are fully online, meaning students need not visit campus while earning their degrees. Five of these programs do require a limited number of campus visits, which may be ideal for students who want the flexibility of an online program yet would still prefer to meet their instructors and classmates face to face.

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

Colleges in Missouri with Online MSW Programs

SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
University of Missouri 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Missouri

SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional (FT & PT)
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (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 Central Florida 100% Online Traditional and Advanced Standing (PT)
University of Denver 100% Online Traditional (FT)
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.