Online MSW Programs in Ohio (OH)

There are three universities that all offer online MSW programs. Ohio University offers traditional and advanced standing programs on a part-time basis, and Ohio State University offers both tracks with the choice to complete full or part-time.

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

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University of Denver
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Fordham University
Master of Social Work
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Simmons University
Master of Social Work
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Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Social Administration
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University of Southern California (USC)
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Baylor University
Master of Social Work
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In addition to Ohio University and Ohio State University, there are dozens of online MSW programs offered by out-of-state schools that accept students from Ohio. Some out-of-state programs charge the same tuition for in-state and out-of-state students, while others do not. On OnlineMSWPrograms.com, we have done our best to indicate which schools charge the same tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, but always recommend that students reach out to prospective schools to confirm current tuition rates before applying.

Of the out-of-state programs, most are fully online and do not require students to visit the campus while they complete their degree program. Some do require students to make a limited number of campus visits during the program. These programs give students a chance to meet instructors and fellow classmates in person in addition to interacting online.

In the tables below, click on the school name to learn more about the programs offered by that school.

Colleges in Ohio with Online MSW Programs

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


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Ohio

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Ohio
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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100% Online Traditional FT & PT
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
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
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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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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100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & PT
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/td>
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 Southern California (USC) 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
Boise State University 100% Online Traditional/Advanced FT & 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 Ohio

The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board issues two different social work licenses: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). Below are some common steps to become a social worker in Ohio, which you should confirm with Ohio’s board of social workers. Information regarding licensure in Ohio was last retrieved in August 2020.

Pathway to Become an LSW in Ohio

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Complete an accredited Master of Social Work degree program.
  • Pass the Social Work Licensing Examination from the Association of Social Work Boards.
  • Pass the board’s online Laws and Rules Exam
  • Apply to The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Pathway to Become an LISW in Ohio

For more detailed information on becoming a social worker in Ohio, visit The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. You can also refer to our guides on general requirements for becoming a social worker and becoming an LCSW.

Last updated: September 2020