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.
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 program is designed for individuals who earned a BSW within the last five years. This program allows students to complete 35 credit hours in as few as 3 semesters full time or 5 semesters part time.
*To qualify for the Advanced Standing program, students must hold a BSW earned within the past five years from a CSWE-accredited school. Related degrees in similar disciplines cannot substitute the BSW requirement.
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Since its accreditation 40 years ago, the USF School of Social Work has been perfecting its program to prepare MSW graduates to excel.
Our MSW students have a higher total pass rate on the Clinical Association of Social Work Boards licensing exams than the national average.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 16 percent expected growth for social work jobs nationally between 2016 and 2026.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
See how USF's Online MSW programs took students to the next stage of their social work career.
USF’s School of Social Work has more than 350 community partnerships with over 1,000 field instructors. Our dedicated field-placement coordinator will work with you to secure a clinical field practicum placement in your area of interest. Many internships even lead to employment after graduation.
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.
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.
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!