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The College of Social Work is committed to preparing the next generation of social work professionals through our BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. programs. We share the moral idea best expressed by one of the profession’s founders, Nobel Laureate Jane Addams: “The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

Our professors are skilled practitioners, educators, and researchers who mentor students to become effective, ethical, and committed social work professionals. Our faculty and staff are eager to connect with each student as a person, and our team strives to be accessible and responsive as students navigate their exciting and rigorous pathways as scholars.

As the oldest program in Florida and one of the first programs in the Southeast, we are well established as a center of social work practice, policy, and research. Importantly, we are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, which opens up a world of opportunities for students charting successful careers in one of America’s fastest-growing professions.

Our graduates are respected leaders in government, international NGOs, and other domains of public service who are making crucial impacts on social policy across the nation and the world. They are practice and organizational leaders in the fields of health and behavioral health, child welfare, schools, criminal justice, gerontology, social justice, community development, law, business, and higher education — just to name a few. Alumni are also changing lives as they work as clinical social workers who serve children, adolescents, adults, and families with approaches promoting well-being, dignity, and liberty.

The College recruits one of the most diverse student cohorts on FSU’s campus. This gives each student the opportunity to learn from colleagues who bring amazing professional experiences and life histories to our classrooms and field placements. Our professors and students embrace the robust conversations and intellectual adventures that cultural and social diversity bring. I invite you to explore this website to read about our research institutes, online and off-campus programs, international programs, field opportunities, certificates and joint degree offerings, and faculty accomplishments.

We are very proud to have you join our outstanding professors, staff, alumni, community partners, and scholars!

Jim Clark, Ph.D., LCSW

Dean and Professor

Pursue a License in Social Work with In-Field Placements

As an online MSW student, you’ll participate in social work field placements that will qualify you to pursue a license in clinical social work upon graduation. Both our Advanced Standing and Traditional online Master of Social Work programs are clinically-focused so you’ll get the real-world experience you need to be career-ready. Our social work programs are part-time to accommodate busy working professionals.

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Voted #1 MSW in the State of FL

Ranked the No. 1 online Master of Social Work program in the state of Florida, and No. 38 in the nation for "Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report

A Top 25 Best Value

Ranked in the Top 25 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

CSWE Accredited

We rigorously adhere to the accreditation standards established by the Council on Social Work Education

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Whether you just have a simple question or need advice to determine if this Master of Social Work program is right for you, our friendly MSW advisors are here to guide you. They can chat with you on your schedule and guide you through the entire admissions process so you can feel confident in moving forward with an Online MSW program.

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My Advisor has impacted me tremendously ... she supported me the entire way through my MSW application process. She made it easier to complete all the necessary requirements and apply for the social work program I was meant to take. 
- S. Thompson