Online Master of Social Work 

Earn Your Online MSW from USF


Are you ready to advance your career as a clinical social worker?

USF’s Master of Social Work (MSW) programs provide students the specialized skills necessary for clinical practice. Graduates are prepared to become therapists, work in veterans affairs services or pursue one of many other careers in this fast-growing field.

  • No GRE required if the 3.0 GPA requirement is met
  • Fully online, with live-online sessions two evenings per week
    • Field hours are in person and require availability during normal business hours

  • Two tracks available depending on your educational background


Which Track Is Right for You?

USF's online MSW program has two tracks designed for both recently graduated students and working professionals. Both program tracks include top-tier faculty, real-world field placement experience and the ability to study remotely. 

Traditional Master of Social Work

This program is designed for students looking to establish a career in the social work field. No prior social work education or experience is necessary to qualify. You can complete the traditional MSW in as few as eight semesters. The semester course load requirement makes this program a good fit for working professionals. 

Advanced Standing Master of Social Work

USF’s online Advanced Standing Master of Social Work is designed for individuals who have graduated from a CSWE accredited BSW program. This program allows students to complete 35 credit hours in as few as 3 semesters full time or 5 semesters part time.

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Why USF’s MSW?

Since its accreditation 40 years ago, the USF School of Social Work has been perfecting its program to prepare MSW graduates to excel.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 16 percent expected growth for social work jobs nationally between 2016 and 2026.

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Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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The mission of the University of South Florida, School of Social Work is to prepare graduates to achieve excellence as professionals and leaders in social work practice, research, and education. Our focus is to develop generalist social workers at the bachelor's level, clinical social workers at the master's level and social work scholars at the doctoral level and to encourage students to embrace social work knowledge, ethics, skills, and values. Beginning in our own diverse region, and extending nationally and globally, we are committed to graduating students who reflect the School's commitment to promoting social and economic justice, human rights, human dignity, scientific inquiry, and sustainable human and community well-being for all.


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Discover what stood out to students earning USF's Online MSW, from the community of support to the course flexibility and convenience.



Gain On-Site Experience

USF’s School of Social Work has more than 350 community partnerships with over 1,000 field instructors. Our dedicated placement coordinator will match you with a field placement that will provide the opportunity to work hands-on with seasoned professionals.

Expand Your Career Options

USF’s MSW graduates are highly qualified for positions in a variety of settings, including the treatment of individuals, families and groups. Most report increases in salary and job opportunities, and some graduates even open an independent practice.

Online Learning Convenience

This program is designed for busy, working adults who are looking to study remotely. Plus, you enjoy the same accomplished research faculty as on-campus students.

Application Period Ends Soon

Download our free program brochure to learn more highlights, talk with a recruiter and see the best MSW program for you. Hurry the application period ends soon!