Online MSW Programs in Washington D.C. (DC)

The Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service is currently the only institution in Washington, D.C., that offers a fully online MSW program. The majority of the 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). The program progresses along the traditional cohort model, with start dates in the fall, spring and summer, and courses offered year-round. Class sizes are typically limited to 25 students to maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio. Beyond the online coursework, the program also requires students to complete 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 WASHINGTON D.C.

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 from the Catholic University offers only a traditional standing track, with an optional clinical concentration. The track is 60 credits and requires 1,080 hours of field education split between two practicums. The first practicum, of 480 hours, has a generalist focus, while the second practicum, of 600 hours, centers on more advanced clinical methods and skills. The program is part time only, taking approximately three years to complete.

In addition to Catholic University, students residing in Washington, D.C., have several other online MSW options. There are 22 universities with online MSW programs that accept students from D.C., 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 necessitate a limited number of visits, and one of these programs may be the ideal option for students who want the flexibility of an online program yet would still like to meet their professors and classmates in person.

Several online MSW programs also offer students from D.C. 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 Washington D.C. with Online MSW Programs

SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
The Catholic University of America 100% Online Traditional (PT)


Online MSW Programs that Accept Students from Washington D.C.

SCHOOL NAME STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM* PROGRAM OPTIONS
Arizona State University 100% Online Traditional (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)
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 North Dakota (UND) Limited Campus Visits Required Traditional and Advanced (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 MSW programs require students to complete field education at local health services agencies. Programs that are 100% online do not require students to visit campus. Programs that require two or fewer visits to campus per year are classified as “online programs” here at OnlineMSWprograms.com.