Online MSW Programs in New Hampshire (NH)

The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Social Work, based in Durham, currently offers the only fully online MSW program in the state. The majority of its classes are delivered asynchronously, allowing students to complete readings, learning modules and assignments on their own time as long as they meet the relevant deadlines. However, some courses have synchronous components, requiring students to meet faculty and classmates for live, real-time classes. The program follows the standard cohort model, with a set plan of study, but three annual start times — fall, spring and summer (summer only for advanced placement) — do offer students some flexibility.

In addition to the online coursework, students in the University of New Hampshire’s online MSW program 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.

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The University of New Hampshire’s Department of Social Work offers traditional and advanced standing tracks. The program offers a number of concentrations: Advanced Generalist with Electives: Health and Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Abuse, Children, Youth and Families, and Disabilities. The traditional track is 62 credit hours and requires two field placements totaling 1,240 hours. It is full time only, typically requiring 28 months to complete. The advanced standing track is 35 credit hours with one field placement, it takes 16 months to complete the full-time only program.

In addition to The University of New Hampshire, students residing in the state have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students from New Hampshire, and the majority of these programs are fully online, meaning they do not require students to visit campus while earning their degrees. Some of these programs do necessitate a limited number of campus visits, which may actually be ideal for those students looking for the flexibility of an online program, though still interested in meeting their professors and peers 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 New Hampshire would do well to research as many options as possible. To learn more about a particular program below, click on the school’s name.

Colleges in New Hampshire with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in New Hampshire with Online MSW Programs
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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Syracuse University
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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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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 New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice issues one type of social work license: Independent Clinical Social Worker. Below are some common steps to become a social worker in New Hampshire, which you should confirm with New Hampshire’s board of social workers. Information regarding licensure in New Hampshire was last retrieved in August 2020.

Pathway to Become an LCSW in New Hampshire

For more detailed information on becoming a social worker in New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice. You can also refer to our guides on general requirements for becoming a social worker and becoming an LCSW.

Last updated: September 2020