Online MSW Programs in Oregon (OR)

Portland State University’s School of Social Work is currently the only institution in Oregon that offers an online MSW program. The majority of instruction for the program is delivered asynchronously, allowing students to complete readings, learning modules and assignments on their own schedule (provided, of course, that they meet all relevant deadlines). At least twice per course, students are required to attend live online sessions to interact in real time with professors and classmates. The program progresses along the traditional cohort model, with students admitted only in the fall and classes offered year-round. Beyond the online coursework, students are also required to visit campus for a three-day intensive at the beginning of each year. Additionally, students must complete their field education at local health services agencies.

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 OREGON

FEATURED ONLINE MSW PROGRAMS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS FROM OREGON
SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
U of Southern California (USC) (FT,PT) Top-Ranked Program with Multiple Concentrations and Options
No Campus Visits Required, Dedicated Field Placement Team
Simmons University (FT,PT) Top-Ranked Clinical Social Work Program with Specializations
Dedicated Field Placement Team, Multiple Start Dates
University of Denver A Social Justice–Focused Online MSW
Fordham University An Online MSW with a Future-Focused Curriculum

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The online MSW program at Portland State University offers only a traditional standing track, with an optional concentration in Community and Organizational Practice. The program is 78 quarter credit hours long and requires students to complete 1,000 hours of field education split evenly between two internships at different agencies. The program is part time only, to be completed in three years.

In addition to Portland State University, students from Oregon have several out-of-state online MSW options. There are 21 out-of-state universities with online MSW programs that accept Oregonians, and the majority of these programs are fully online, meaning they do not require students to visit campus while earning their degrees. Five of these programs do require a limited number of visits, and these may be the ideal medium for students looking for the flexibility of an online program as well as the pleasure of meeting their professors and classmates in person.

Several out-of-state online MSW programs also offer Oregonians the same tuition rate as in-state students, so aspiring social workers 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 Oregon with Online MSW Programs

Colleges in Oregon with Online MSW Programs
SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Portland State University Limited Campus Visits Traditional (PT)

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Oregon

Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Oregon
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)
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 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.