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Social Work: Online MSW Degree Program

Who Should Apply?

It doesn’t matter where you live or work, you can still earn your MSW online from Humboldt State University. This online program is designed for professionals already working in the field as well as first-time college students. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, including those with personal experience of engaging in public mental health services. Students should be able to log on for the live Monday night web sessions, visit campus as required for their program, and be able to dedicate 25 hours a week to the part-time program and 40 hours a week to a full-time program.

What Should I Expect?

  • To engage with professors and fellow students through the use of live webcasts, chats, web tours, small group discussions, shared projects and virtual role plays.
  • Live web sessions every Monday night and weekly modules that you complete on your own schedule.
  • To have the support of a regionally-placed mentor and community of learners.
  • You’ll need basic e-mail and word processing skills, high-speed internet access, a Web cam, a headset with a microphone and a computer that is less than 3 years old.

Online MSW at a Glance:

  • Apply by August 31 to start classes in January for the 3-1/2 year program.
  • If you already have your BASW/BSW from a CSWE-accredited program, you are eligible to apply to the 2-year advance standing program. Apply by January 31 to start classes and orientation in June.
  • Visit campus for 4 days each January for intensives, community building and skill development.

Admission Requirements:

For the MSW, you may meet the Native American Peoples of America course prerequisite by enrolling in SW 420, Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities and earning a C grade or better in the class.

Fees are $510 per unit (subject to change).

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