Online MSW Programs in North Dakota (ND)

The University of North Dakota’s Department of Social Work and Office of Extended Learning, based in Grand Forks, is currently the only institution in the state that offers an online MSW program. Instruction for the program is delivered through synchronous, real-time web sessions that students must attend during evenings and weekends. The program progresses in the traditional cohort model, with all of the students admitted during a given academic year advancing together through their classes. Beyond the online coursework, the program requires students to visit campus once (for advanced standing students) or twice (for traditional standing students) for on-campus intensives lasting five to six days. In addition, students are required to complete their field education 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
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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

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The University of North Dakota offers both traditional and advanced standing tracks, as well as an advanced generalist concentration. The traditional track is 60 credits and requires 950 hours of field education split evenly between two internships. It is part time only, typically completed in three or more years. The advanced standing track is only 36 credits and requires 500 hours of field education. It is part time only as well and typically completed in two years.

In addition to the University of North Dakota, students residing in the state have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 24 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept students from North Dakota, and the majority of these programs are fully online, meaning they do not require students to visit campus while earning their degrees. Four of these programs do necessitate a limited number of visits, and these may be the ideal medium for students looking for both the flexibility of an online program and the pleasure of meeting professors and classmates in person.

Several out-of-state online MSW programs also offer the same tuition rates to in-state and out-of-state students, so aspiring social workers in North Dakota should research as many of their options as possible. To learn more about a particular program below, click on the name of the school.

Colleges in North Dakota with Online MSW Programs

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from North Dakota
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)
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(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 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.