Florida State University (FSU) Online MSW Program

The Florida State University, College of Social Work offers an online Master of Social Work program with two tracks: one for traditional standing students and one for advanced standing students. The advanced standing program is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor of Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited undergraduate program. The advanced standing program also accepts transfer students who have completed the first year of a traditional MSW program including a generalist field placement.

Instruction for the online MSW program is 100% online and students are not required to visit the campus during the program. However, students in the traditional program are required to attend four weekend skill building sessions at locations within driving distance to FSU’s coverage areas. Students in the advanced standing program are not required to attend these sessions.

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The online MSW program has a Clinical Social Work Practice concentration and is offered in a part-time format. The traditional program can be completed in three years while the advanced standing program can be completed in two years. For students who want/need flexible scheduling, the program uses asynchronous instruction, meaning students are not required to log on at specific times to attend classes. Instead, students are given deadlines to complete assignments and can log in and view lectures any time during the day or night.

FSU’s online MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and helps to prepare students to take the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) clinical examinations, which are required to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Florida State University Online MSW Program: Overview

Department: College of Social Work at Florida State University

Degree Types: Traditional and Advanced Standing

Concentrations: Clinical Social Work Practice

Program Structure: Online with field placements

Instruction Methods: The majority of instruction is asynchronous and students typically take two courses per semester. Traditional program requires four weekend skill building sessions that are located within driving distance of FSU’s coverage areas. These skill building sessions are not required for students in the advanced standing program.

Disclaimers:

  • Students who live in the following counties (Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun and Gulf) are ineligible for our online program and are required to apply to our Panama City location.
  • Students who live in the following counties (Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla and Jefferson) are ineligible for our online program and are required to apply to the Tallahassee location.

Program Information – Traditional Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Traditional Online MSW Program
  • Phone Number: (888) 368-0834

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 944 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 61 credit hours

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program can be completed in three years (nine semesters)
  • Program Start Dates: Spring, fall and summer Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Students are required to take the GRE

Program Information – Advanced Standing Students

Program Overview

  • Program Name: Advanced-Standing Online MSW Program
  • Phone Number: (888) 368-0834

Program Requirements

  • Field Education Requirements: 512 hours
  • Number of Credits Required: 39 credit hours

Program Length

  • Program Options: Part-Time Only
  • Program Length: Program typically takes two years to complete (six semesters taking six credits per semester)
  • Program Start Dates: Fall and spring admission

Admission Requirements

  • BSW Requirement: Students must have a BSW from a CSWE accredited school
  • GPA: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Information: Students are required to take the GRE

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