Florida State University

Master of Social WorkTraditional Online MSW Program

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Get all the need-to-know details in our 16-page Online MSW program guide.

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

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  • fsu-mswBachelor’s Degree in Social Work Not Required
  • fsu-average-completion-time-two-yearsAverage Completion time: Three Years
  • fsu-gre-not-requiredGRE waiver available*

Traditional Online MSW Program

FSU Online MSW Program Application Deadlines

Summer 2022 (May 9, 2022 start date) – Application deadline is February 1, 2022 – application portal is OPEN!

Fall 2022 (August 22, 2022 start date) – Application deadline is May 1, 2022 – application portal is OPE

Application must be complete by the deadline, including the initial appointment with an advisor, and submission of all required documents.

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

*Please do not, if you are a traditional student, apply in the advanced standing portal as your application may not be considered.

Traditional MSW Program Fast Facts

  • Available to residents in all 50 states (some exceptions in FL)
  • Clinically focused to qualify students for social work licensure
  • Program includes two social work field placements
  • 61 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: Three years
  • Two mandatory weekends on campus for skill-building sessions (usually second and third semesters)

Admission Requirements At-a-Glance



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:

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.

Get in touch with an Online MSW advisor

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

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

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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