Florida State University

Master of Social WorkAdvanced Standing Online MSW

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  • Admission Requirements
  • Tuition & Financial Aid
  • Master of Social Work Tracks
  • Curriculum
  • GRE Waiver Criteria

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  • fsu-mswBachelor's in Social Work Required
  • fsu-average-completion-time-two-yearsAverage Completion Time: Two Years
  • fsu-gre-not-required*GRE waiver available

MSW Advanced Standing Program

Applications open for: Fall, 2021

Application deadline: May 1, 2021

Advanced Standing MSW Fast Facts
  • Available to residents in all 50 states (some exceptions in FL)
  • Clinically focused to qualify students for social work licensure
  • Program includes one field placement
  • 39 credit hours
  • Pace: Part-time (2 courses per semester online)
  • Courses are 16 weeks; summer may have 12- or 13-week courses, depending on the year
  • Average completion time: Two years
Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance


It is recommended that the application be submitted 9 to 12 months prior to the proposed term of enrollment.


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A Student-Focused Online Experience

Our online MSW program is designed for working professionals across the nation, with a part-time flexibe format and dedicated support. See how FSU help set students up for success and more about the online MSW experience directly from some of our students:

Work in a Wide Array of Social Work Fields & Specializations
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Child welfare/family services
  • Veterans affairs/services to military personnel
  • Private practice
  • Government agencies or NGOs
  • Corporations or high-profile businesses
  • Hospitals, clinics, and outpatient care settings
  • Internationally focused organizations/practices

MSW Degree Online - Liza Samuel

"I did my homework, and Florida State University is one of the highest-ranked master's programs for clinical social work in the country. FSU also had the highest graduation rate.

As a mature student with the responsibilities of work and parenting, I needed asynchronous classes, a flexible schedule, supportive teachers, and a fabulous student success coach to keep me motivated and on track.

Now that I am a part of the program, I can tell you FSU is even better than I had imagined!

I recommend Florida State University to anyone considering a Masters of Social Work degree."

-Liza Samuel, FSU MSW student

U.S. News Ranked Program

Ranked #33 in social work in 2020 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

Connect with a Friendly MSW Admissions Advisor

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

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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